Taking inspiration from past collections, Véronique Leroy presented a pre-fall lineup that essentially focused on one specific shape: long, flared and graphic. She described it as an “Eiffel Tower” silhouette, explaining it could act as a pedestal for women. Layered looks with a neo-Seventies vibe were mostly styled around languid, pleated, wool crepe pants that flared naturally at the bottom and were worn under apronlike A-line skirts. Oversize matching scarves tied around the neck emphasized the elongated look.
As always, Leroy’s cuts were precise and her details graphic: Featherlike embroidery formed contrasting grid motifs on coats and jackets, while her signature lacquered metal eyelet closure punctuated the cuffs of fluid shirts and dresses as well as the front of a collarless coat. Knits were textural, too — from chunky ribbed looks to light and lacy mohair sweaters. For her palette, Leroy peppered black, ivory, beige and white with eye-popping red and muted dusty pinks.