Several practical ideas guided Lyndsey Butler’s resort collection. First, as in her fall collection, she decided to bring Veda back to its leather jacket roots, so leather pieces — bikers, bombers, shearlings — formed the core of the lineup. Secondly, “we realized resort is a winter collection for us,” said Butler, who fleshed out the leather and shearling with chunky alpaca knits and some mannish tailoring. Lastly, she considers every new collection a reaction to the previous season. Fall was a “back to basics” statement, so Butler wanted resort to be “fun.” Almost all the knits — body-skimming dresses and pants — had Lurex sparkle. The leather jackets weren’t classics, but came in fun colors, such as burgundy and lilac, done in a metallic foil treatment or tie-dyed. A shiny black shearling had purple fur. The color and shine gave a glam rock vibe to the collection’s night-out downtown attitude.

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