“It’s a new world,” said Veronique Branquinho of her first pre-collection. Embracing “pre-” is a key part of her development plan with partner Gibò Co. SpA, with which Branquinho relaunched her business a year ago. If new to the resort mentality, Branquinho showed a firm grasp of it with a lineup that addressed the needs of the season — commercial clothes for transitional weather — while maintaining a significant fashion quotient. She drew on the floral works of Dutch master Rachel Ruysch for prints on color-blocked silk dresses and the “night time” palette — deep purple, blue and burgundy — taken from the inky backgrounds of Ruysch’s canvases. Branquinho favors a masculine/feminine dichotomy and worked it here in crisp shirts and trenches with wide kimono sleeves countered by fresh cotton skirts in both pencil and circle shapes.

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