Entitled Power Play, the new Veronica Beard Resort collection was inspired by the seventies women's movement, when "wives came out of the kitchen and joined the workforce." Citing forward-thinkers from that time like Diane von Furstenberg, "a mom building this empire who also went out at night," the Veronicas (the designers are sisters-in-law who also share a last name) showed a lineup targeted at modern multitaskers much like themselves who juggle families, careers, and social lives.
They included a fresh take on the suit, featuring a bold-shouldered vest and tailored trousers—both in flattering, engineer-striped techno wool—as well as an updated "wrap dress" that zips up instead of tying (preventing any kind of on-the-run wardrobe malfunction). Other highlights included a neoprene-bonded leather biker jacket, which was styled with one of the label's signature detachable dickeys, and a utilitarian twill jumpsuit. For evening, they channeled the glam seventies with an all-in-one tuxedo and a breezy black and white gown reminiscent of Ossie Clark.
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