Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Véronique Leroy joked that her silhouettes for Pre-Fall were less A-line, more “Tour Eiffel”. With this reference in mind, Leroy seems to have assimilated the architecture of clothing keeping her shapes elongated and layered, with a plethora of signature honeycomb bordered knits, creating a mesh like structure not dissimilar with the aforementioned landmark. Matching oversized scarfs were wrapped and draped around the body, adding emphasis to the elongated silhouette. The layering felt current; apron like skirts were wrapped around wool crepe flared trousers, drawing the eye downwards, offering tower like proportions. Leroy offered subtle and unfussy fragility merging feather like grid embroidery with dusty pink lapel-less coats. Outerwear was punctuated with tough metal eyelet closures, all adding dimension and textural detailing. The knitwear was equally palpable, ranging from wispy mohair, so light it was almost sheer, to cosy chunky ribbed sweaters in earthy tones. Most notable, a honeycomb knit bib layered over a robe coat added a new, almost sporty reference, whilst a dash of vermillion orange injected into the collection gave a refreshing and modern aftertaste. – Anna Ross
Theme: Towering heights
Key Items: Lapel-less coats / Apron wrap skirts / Billowing trousers / High neck knits / Mesh-like bibs
Colour: Black / Ivory / Dusty Pink / Sand / Vermillion Orange / Camo Brown
Materials and Trims: Wool Crepe / Mohair / Corduroy / Honeycomb knit/ Feather trim/ Metallic eyelets
Print and Pattern: Grid-like embroidery
Accessories and Footwear: Eyelet punctuated grab-bags / Black leather boots
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