Cohesion within the collections is achieved by placing a single type of a subject (man or woman) in the centre of it and working out the looks that enhance the characteristics of this particular subject in a holistic narrative – the runway show. However, women, just like men, aren’t all the same, we have our personal styles, tastes and preferences when it comes to fashion. Véronique Leroy approached her Spring Summer 2017 collection with that understanding in mind.
From clean cut relaxed silhouettes of grey washed denim duster coat, wrap midi and wide leg trousers to more body hugging mini skirts and dresses and front laced styles: a full range of lengths and volumes was on offer.
Wide metallic and white belts either cinched waists in more loose designs adding extra definition to the silhouettes, or simply accentuated the waistlines in curve-defining bodycon pieces.
The colour scheme of the collection included some straight-forward monochrome looks in black, white and grey; earthy charcoal, sage, stone and sand hues; saturated poppy red, violet and pink had pastel counterparts in sweet blush and lilac.
The contrasting textures of the materials used added extra dimension to the looks: stonewashed denim in blue, grey and pink paired with starched mandarin collar cotton shirts and shirt dresses and piped scalloped edge crepe blouses; beautifully crafted from leather strips sleeveless warm caramel coat with toggle button detailing and delicate multi chain belt and similar style basalt grey skirt styled with polo neck knit; metallic lamé in gunmetal and abstract floral print silk pieces; cropped wool jumpsuit and net overlay designs; sheer chiffon and open knits.
Leroy uses jovial frills in cotton and mesh to adorn knit pants, skirts and mini frocks, which gave a lighthearted diversity to more grown-up pieces.
With the variety of looks presented by Véronique Leroy on the runway, at least one would appeal to everyone and, mind you, it wouldn’t be the same one. Like they say – tastes differ, but fashion unites us all nonetheless.
by Olga Permyakova
Photos: courtesy of Véronique Leroy