Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear
February 06, 2013 New York
Veronica Beard headed west for Fall. The sister-in-law duo behind the line (Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard) called the cowgirl's uniform—flannel button-ups, rough denim, shearling coats, and leather chaps—"the first true American sportswear" and mixed frontier elements with the label's preppy yet urban separates. While some outfits, like a bandanna-print gypsy gown layered with a voluminous raccoon fur vest, came across a bit too "Prairie Home Companion," the buffalo plaid field coats, cozy knits, and long-and-lean flared trousers were well suited for blazing trails on city sidewalks. Speaking of pioneering, the Veronicas have significantly expanded beyond their signature dickey jacket over the course of the last few seasons. Here, they included several true evening looks, including a backless gold panne velvet column gown, that successfully explored new territory.