A sartorial men’s wear vibe tempered by languid layering informed Veronique Branquinho’s polished lineup for fall.
She used traditional patterns like pinstripes and tartans in unexpected pairings. A plaid mohair T-shirt, for example, could have veered cumbersome, but when paired with an ample pleated skirt the look struck a nice balance.
Quilted orange leather insets on coat sleeves added a flash of strong color — a surprise detail that kept some of the traditional looks from being too classic — while several dresses and tops were rendered in a sequined Fair Isle motif. As for the gray three-piece pantsuit with a short, pleated blue lamé skirt, it had just enough shine to keep the classic look au courant.