Belgian fashion designer Veronique Branquinho presented her Spring Summer 2017 womenswear collection, on Monday October 3rd, during the ongoing Paris fashion week. The collection recreated faded floral wallpaper on forgotten 18th century walls with romantic dresses, and dusty faded colors that are in contrast with black cotton lace and tulle inserts.
“Variations of Watteau pleats drop from the shoulder and make the silhouette longer in the back. Pointy butterfly plissés and asymmetric rounded hemlines reveal trompe l’oeil ankle boots. The delicate cut-out dresses and devoré blouses reminds one of a walk through the woods, the simple pleasure of peeking through the leaves and spotting birds. Handcrafted techniques such as, antique tapestry, cross-stitch embroidery and needlepoint are detached from their traditional context and appear on hemlines, sweaters and bomber jackets. Frivolity is tamed by menswear inspired tailoring in black crisp cool wool. Wide legged trousers, some with cut-out inserts, reveal a hint of skin.“