Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: For fall, Véronique Leroy offered a softer take on power dressing. Echoing the looks in her spring collection, most shoulders were strong and extended, though some took on a more rounded shape. The foundations of the offering were wear-to-work basics, such as skirt suits, sheaths, boxy jackets, and slim-fitting coats, but innovative materials kept them looking fresh. Mesh, eyelet, bouclé, curly fur, glossy haircalf, and gilded jacquard were among the fabrics that Leroy employed. In addition to textural interest, design details were also used to set the items apart. Oversized pockets, single cascading flounces, and attached funnel neckpieces made these classic garments stand out. With a collection full of inspired and powerful basics, Leroy demonstrated that she is intimately in touch with what real women need and want to wear. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Broad-shouldered / Cylindrical / Hourglass / Long layers / Boxy
Color: Cream / Ivory / Black / Navy / Dark chocolate / Burgundy / Taupe / Mustard / Olive / Buttery yellow
Key Items: Tailored skirt suits / Slim-fitting coats / Pleated skirts / Sweater dresses / Boxy jackets
Materials: Lustrous charmeuse / Matte wool / Bouclé / Curly fur / Glossy haircalf / Eyelet / Mesh / Lamé jacquard / Medium-gauge yarns / Shearling
Print + Pattern: Texture patterns
Details + Trim: Oversized pockets / Inverted pleats / Attached funnel neckpieces / Padded shoulders / Extended shoulders / Self-belts
Accessories + Footwear: Fringed leather gloves / Wide belts / Metal and fabric ankle bracelets / Platform ankle boots
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