Designer Veronique Branquinho decided to play with ethnic influences this season and despite the large number of details that helped shape her vision for fall / winter 2013, the actual lineup came down the runway looking cohesive rather than eclectic, tied together by a sophisticated appeal and consolidated by a strong sense of minimalism, ode to the captivating image of Nancy Cunard.
From the American land, Branquinho borrowed the cowboy inspiration, evoked in an array of bold hats and subtle studded works that accented the ultra-sleek silhouettes towards the end of the presentation. Africa further provided the lineup with wooden bracelets reaching for the elbow, chosen to style everything in between the clean and elegant camel numbers, and the basic black segment of the collection. The Shetland fabrics and tartans were a clear nod to the Scottish tradition, integrated perfectly in the arresting outerwear department.
A dash of canary yellow, a pop of emerald green, alongside the animal print inserts accented what is Branquinho’s idea of a “slightly masculine, yet very elegant” aesthetic. Quiet, yet powerful, her clothes couldn’t be a more perfect reflection of what women love to wear today.
You can see all of the Veronique Branquinho autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree