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October 9, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Veronique Leroy
Paris, France – As one of the most reliable names in the Paris fashion establishment, it is a given that designer Veronique Leroy is a sure thing to stage a show that reveals fresh ideas for fashion. Hers are more often very independent of what other designers and fashion houses are doing at the time. Yet her work is always axed in the air of the times. This is what now leads us into her new body of work for the Spring/Summer 2017 season.
Breaking with the rules of journalism, I have decided to comment on this article in the first person singular instead of the third person singular and plural cases. With that said, I LIKE THIS THIS COLLECTION. I really like it.
The Veronique Leroy – Spring/Summer 2017 show opens with bold looks featuring dresses and skirt ensembles in metallic silver, “slut red”, tightly fitting skirts and skirts of maxi lengths and splits. These looks are completed with the large belts, colorful eyewear and the boots that we are proposed throughout the collection. Quickly we see the arrival of colored denim looks. They keenly feature amply cut trousers, tops, jackets and large jackets. Together all these form the principal elements of the collection.
The designer this season is decided in her quest to lend sex appeal to the Leroy woman. Here we see her adding to the tight skirts, additional looks and pieces composed in fish net. They hold firm and retrace the already womanly shape of the models who work the tops and dresses. It has even been called upon in Veronique Leroy ‘s swimwear. Though I know it not to be very practical for the pool, it may certainly make a huge splash in the editorial pages of magazines.
I believe that it is worthy to note in this review the distinctive work going on in the shoulders and on the collars. In the second, Veronique Leroy offers larger collars on her button down blouses. Even though the tips end in triangle, some have softer, more rounded edges. And finally in the first we see Leroy extending the shoulders to make them appear larger. She also using noticeable padding too, which has been absent from fashion for the past several years (all save pagoda shoulders more often seen in couture).