Bathed with light, Belgian designer Véronique Leroy’s studio turned presentation space by the Père-Lachaise cemetery — more specifically displaying a graphic artwork featuring primitive rowing boats that dominates its rear wall — provided what was apparently subconscious inspiration for her color palette this season.
She juxtaposed hues of green reminiscent of Thai curry or chartreuse with duck egg blue, turquoise and brown in a combination of fitted and roomy, textured and plain silhouettes typical of her distinctive style.
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Velvet and terrycloth, two of the designer’s go-to materials, were worked into multitasking designs, with her chunky piping forming graphic punctuation and a range of styling options for each outfit.
New this season was a stand-alone velvet harness of piping, designed to be worn over one of her outsized poplin pieces to highlight the silhouette.
Denim came in écru or black, striking as a voluminous drop-shouldered jacket with an outsized collar, while crushed rainwear was offered in shades of white, green and chocolate brown, Leroy’s all-time favorite hue.
Further standouts came by way of her cream chenille mesh bomber jackets — cropped, fitted and cute as they come. Crushed velvet swimwear doubled as bodysuits, while a moiré metallic theme replied to the contrasting colorways of the collection.
Launch Gallery: Véronique Leroy RTW Spring 2024
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