In fashion, the most powerful statement is sometimes
understatement. Veronique Branquinho is one of those
rare talents who can transform seemingly ordinary
looks into absolutely poetic ensembles.
Branquinho's subtle touch made contrasting
turtleneck-and-tunic combinations seem positively
dreamy; perfectly proportioned tuxedos dazzled with
brightly colored lapels and linings. Even the
all-black segment of the showdistressed jackets,
patchwork velvet dresses and knit jumperswas serene
and uplifting rather than angst-ridden. But the
designer really hit her stride when she breathed new
life into the most conventional wardrobe staples. With
an unerring sense of color, Branquinho paired a camel
pea coat with a coppery-brown turtleneck and a perfect
pair of navy pants; casual overcoats came with tunnel
belts that created a slight gather in the back; the
tiniest drizzle of glitter on a V-neck sweater or on
the cuff of a simple top spoke volumes.
Rather than scampering for attention-grabbing gimmicks
every season, Branquinho is quietly and consistently
turning out impeccable and sensible clothes,
positioning herself as one of the most self-assured
designers of her generation.