May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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ON THE SURFACE
Paris: Veronique Leroy presented one of her most compelling collections for spring, an experiment in texture and geometric pattern. From felted wool to a range of cloqués to spongy bouclé, the mix of textures made for a rich visual experience. The designer also including a striking chainlink-patterned lace, which, in addition to similarly-shaped laser cutouts, was a new take on transparency. Wisely, Leroy kept the shapes simple, allowing for the fabrics to take center stage. A-line skirts, strapless sheaths, and duster coats were the foundation of the collection. Like Balmain and other Paris designers, Leroy opted for a wide-shouldered silhouette, an on-trend shape that made the textural looks all the more appealing. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Wide-shouldered / Hourglass
Color: Charcoal / Light grey / Navy / Black / Optic white / Caramel / Cream / Burgundy / Deep red / Rust / Chocolate brown / Pale blue
Key Items: A-line skirts / Wide-shouldered duster coats / Strapless sheaths / Blouson jackets
Materials: Felted wool / Crisp cotton / Chainlink lace / Organza jacquard / Clear filament yarns / Medium-gauge yarns / Waffle-textured suitings / Bouclé / Leather / Bonded matte silks
Print + Pattern: Leopard / Chainlink
Details + Trim: Laser cutouts / Self-belts / Patch pockets / Layered front panels / Extended shoulders / Spaghetti straps
Accessories + Footwear: Cotton scarves / Utility belts / Platform lace-up ankle boots
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