March 06, 2009 Paris
Location aside, this was a fairly typical Fall for Branquinho, mixing masculine and feminine elements and weaving a lot of knitwear in with the tailoring and drapery. (Among the sweaters, a chunky hand-knit cream-colored knee-length cardigan stood out.) While others have shown an awful lot of black on their runways in the past few weeks, she worked predominantly in shades of white and ivory, an optimistic choice that may make this collection a beacon for buyers.
At the top of their list? An ivory smoking jacket with satin lapels worn with a long, narrow charmeuse skirt (hemmed with Mongolian lamb) that looked like a winner in the runway-to-reality stakes.