October 08, 2001 Paris
This is a designer who can make basicsprim, proper blazers paired with masculine white shirts and sharply creased trouserslook 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.