Moments of darkness and power are infiltrated with ice-cream pastels and classical sounds. Here, we take a closer look at Veronique Branqhino AW15.
PFW: Veronique Branqhino AW15
Taking us to the second floor of a Parisian townhouse, to a derelict flat with paint-stripped walls, the location of the Veronique Branqhino show mirrored the collection. Periods of darkness with underlying beauty were broken up with accents of lemon and pistachio green-pastels, worn by models with heavy eye make up, finished with feathers.
When it came to the collection, Veronique Branqhino AW15 was a world of contrasts, made more apparent by the music that danced between progressive pounding techno and classical bliss. Boiled wool skirts met by sheer silk suiting, lengthy structured outerwear, leather pleats and trousers worn with barely there lace and leather harness tops and full-body skirts, given shape and structure by way of wire.
From Maison Margiela’s bronze metallic and clear PVC offering and Givenchy’s chunky black leather cylindrical heels, to Dior’s lucite thigh-high perspex heel boots and Kenzo’s platform chelsea’s – it’s safe to say AW15’s footwear is on point. And, of course, there was no exception at Veronique Branqhino either. Think clumpy brogues, complete with two tone wooden heels that channel school girl nostalgia and sophistication in equal measure.