March 15, 2017
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Veronique Leroy
Lodz, Poland – The designer Veronique Leroy presents a very unique collection for Fall Winter 2017/18 with unseen before themes. It gives the eye a bit of a gymnastic exercise in an earnest attempt to decipher it.
Challenging the observer one can find a range of garments which seem trashy, tacky and bizarre at first glance. That might disqualify the design in eyes of many, but there’s much more to observe here. By placing the collection under the near total domination of velvet, (and which is incidentally the “it” fabric for the season), Veronique Leroy sets a challenge for herself. It grows more risky by her insistence upon placing toffi with pink. Somehow it just does not appear that the looks are translating into expensive attire. At first, this seems to be an oddity. Afterall Ms. Leroy has always been a solid horse on which to place your money at any given fashion week. But then after having a bit more time to digest her work, her genius and forward thinking break through the haze, thus leaving a very different sentiment.
When you get used to the striking effect of shock one can notice the excellent shapes and construction of the clothes. The arms and shoulders fit ideally. Veronique Leroy focuses on working with textures to create a sporty, voluminous silhouettes. What might seem as an anti-fashion statement goes on to suddenly have good jumpsuits, coats, skirts and knitwear.
It maybe challenging to wear, but if you like to play with the more avant-garde side of fashion, then this is for you. The proportions are a little off with big buttons and oversized buckles. And also very worth mentioning is the usage of the color of the year greenery.