For Pre-Spring 2017, Veronique Branquinho played the game of deception. A collection that was proportioned to look heavy, yet fabricated to be light, merchandised to look casual, simple, & sporty, yet detailed to be dressy, elaborate, & formal. The result was nothing short of delightful & further cemented this collection into our psyche as one of our favorites season after season!
The palette was narrow & focused with only White, Off-White, Black, & Indigo. The designer allowed the garments themselves to make the statement rather than relying on colorful camouflage.
Silhouettes were a-line overall with hemlines dieter at the knee or at the floor. The volume wasn’t the only aspect that weighed low, as the necklines were deep V’s with tops having long plackets to the hem on skirts & dresses. The design however, happened on the surface where pleats, frayed edges, super fine linens, natural wood beads, abstract lace, & delicate embroidery completed the story. Speaking of stories, there were lines of the literary classic “Alice in Wonderland” embroidered here & there on the collection, which is a trend we’ve been seeing on several collections this season. Seems like designers have more to say this season than their clothing alone can communicate.
Veronique Branquinho proved once again, that she certainly is a designer worth waiting for each season. What’s next? We can’t wait to see.
-R. Scott French
Designer Website: www.veroniquebranquinho.com
Press Contact: PR Consulting Paris
What we said about Veronique Branquinho Pre-Fall 2014