Veronique Leroy Spring/Summer 2018

Veronique Leroy Spring-Summer 2018

Modern and “fashion future” are the words that describe Veronique Leroy’s spring collection. Picking up some of the 1970’s biggest fashion trends, she managed to infuse the femininity into her designs, discreetly and simultaneously. This flashback was created in the making of a dress and skirt set, where it was all compressed, partially wrinkled and had horizontal stitching. The final result was a lineup made with great care to details, romantic and mixture of pastels and bright colors. The collection had many more designs than it usually does. What was obvious was that this time there was a lot of leg-showing. The show opened with a bright green bodysuit. Then followed open shirtdresses and wrap skirts. The designer focused on the body and with specific fabrications like passementerie fringe that look very flirty.

Combined to lace it gave a dynamic look. The effect was greater considering the fact the fabric was hand dyed. The light dresses had high-waist belts with bodysuits or underwear underneath them. They were all eye catching. The denim in the designs was incorporated with its original graphic effect. Outstanding and distinctive colors were present on a jean jacket and carrot pants. Some of the dresses that were scarf inspired were velvet, with big logos and fringes, and the lace skirts had multicolor patchwork on them. The other part of the collection had a more sexy feeling and it was presented through boxy-shoulder sweaters, sport bras that provided good curve, knit knickers and many more. It was a good combination to the previous part of the collection which presented the designer’s ability to make the separates work.

From mini to maxi, the designer worked all the lengths. The color palette was rich and various, starting from green, white and cream, progressing to the lighter and pale shades of grey, pink and lavender. These colors were placed on materials like linen, silk, knit and sheer. The volume and the over sizing was not left out, especially in the shoulders of jackets and long coats with added belts. The accessories were also carefully picked. As for the footwear, there were pumps and sandals with geometric motifs. The above mentioned belts appeared on several designs but with different size. The jewelry was limited to only one golden earring. Interesting, different and unusual was the overall impression after the show ended, however successful none the less.

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