Veronique Branquinho was at her best for Spring, creating the kind of precisely conceived clothes that defy flash-in-the-pan trends to achieve classic status.

This is a designer who can make basics—prim, proper blazers paired with masculine white shirts and sharply creased trousers—look exceptional, thanks to her fastidious sense of proportion and color. Even that much reviled '80s staple, the acid-washed jean, looked dignified here, paired with a sharp jacket and glittery white pumps. A street-smart, no-nonsense parka was given an intriguing twist thanks to a tunnel belt and drawstring hem, while Branquinho's unassuming skirts and dresses, with their gentle pleats and asymmetric panels, were often belted nonchalantly with a wide men's tie.

Branquinho is one of those rare talents who can make the quietest statements speak volumes.