Véronique Branquinho went back to her roots — sort of. The designer, known for her pleating, based her spring effort on long, pleated dresses and Victorian ruffles, channeling both into romantic looks that were at turns dark and moody and at others light and airy.
To steer clear of fairy-tale territory, the designer worked some of the dreamier numbers with contrasting panels as well as exquisite macramé work; the latter transitioned into long, luscious fringes — a spring runway favorite — and imparted a bohemian flair.
That said, Branquinho also showed a few tailored looks, laying bare their construction all the way to the seams. The rawness was offset in part by a gossamer layer of tulle, stitched on top of the fabric, which helped it meld with the collection’s feminine vibe.