For Veda’s first pre-fall collection, Lyndsey Butler took on what she called a fun experiment: How can a brand traditionally known for leather wear make buy-now-wear-now pieces that work in the hot summer months of June and July? Using lightweight napa lamb leather with a second-skin feel, Butler hit the mark with her lineup of drapy, unlined jackets, skirts, trousers and cropped tops in a dusty palette inspired by a desert sunset, accented by hues of pink, red and mustard yellow. A few looks also featured a custom print inspired by the works of American artist Brice Marden, known for his oil paintings on marble. Butler rounded out the collection with cutout dresses in cotton poplin, ribbed knits and hammered silk pajama suiting — all of it transitional, unfussy and subtly sexy. Also noteworthy this season was the introduction of accessories: chic, embellished slides and evening pouches.

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