Lyndsey Butler had a few contemporary artists on her mind while whipping up her latest Veda collection: Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman, known for their immersive, often psychedelic installations; and video artist Doug Aitken, particularly his recent “Electric Earth” show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. It was the artists’ exploration of alternate universes that intrigued Butler.
Though Butler’s translations weren’t literal, a metallic blue leather miniskirt and a series of sheer Lurex knit tops did invoke Space Age vibes, infusing the lineup with a dose of summer sparkle. Her collection was marked by playful pieces for transitional wardrobes, from striped linen suiting to sultry off-the-shoulder tops in lightweight leather. Color-blocked stripes decorated the season’s knits, which included ribbed one-shoulder dresses and cropped, zipped cardigans that recalled the Nineties. On the sportier side, Butler’s leather track pants and boxing shorts were a highlight. Ditto to Veda’s signature motorcycle jacket, updated in patchwork denim.