For her sophomore collection since partnering with Italian manufacturer Gibò Co. SpA, Veronique Branquinho added some country twang — and formalwear swank — to her feminine fashion universe.

Brass studs traced seams in jean-jacket formation on sleek wool day dresses and suits — some styled with cowboy hats and boots — while satin lapels gleamed on everything from basic black cardigans to trim camel pantsuits.

The Belgian designer has a knack for imbuing quiet clothes with a bit of drama. To wit: She punctuated a collarless camel trench coat with a lemon turtleneck and covered the fronts and sleeves of handsome wool coats with glossy and animal-patterned furs.

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