PREFALL 2014


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INSPIRATION

Inspired by the puzzling fantasy of surrealistic photography, Véronique Leroy summons a graphically silhouetted bodied-woman of a sovereign nature, tensioned by accessories. Sporting belted-boots at the ankle or a metallic half belt around the waist, there she stands amidst her pet animals, a baboon and an Afghan hound.
Initiated in the summer 2014 collection, the architecture dispels cocoon volumes and re-sketches the body. The figure is sleek, powerful, the shoulder breadth imposing, the waist outlined and flaring in effects of graphic palmers, the hemline diving under the knee.
The pallette, still bearing its singularity, explores subtle grounds such as burnt red, matt black, ink navy blue and lights up with make-up beige, Poliakoff red, strange and seducing dirty pink and summer sky blue.
Fabrics, elaborated and enthralling, claim crude luxury. Wool crepes, dense and in circles, seem to muscle up in a process of self-lamination and gimping. Massive felts are enhanced by « point de bourdon » gimps. Tweed, the template fabric, sets new rules through a blurred, hypnotic, black and white checkerboard. Light perforated gabardines and cashmere hairnets go sassy and seductive.
Concerning the key-pieces, feast your eyes on the raw-felt coat with its clean lines, removable scarf-collar that sculpts its king-size sleeves, shortened at the elbow with large lapels, punctuated by a discrete metal eyelet zipper, tone on tone lacquered. Equally uncluttered with its V neckline is the wool crepe coat, gansé with a festoon with big press-studs closure, shaking up its radically through pressured tab pockets. Skirts keep their volume thanks to big, well- designed pleats. Large, straight-legged shortened trousers are structured with a broken crease. Flared skirt suits under the knee call for a new sense of classicism, advocating construction and posture, strapped and compelled by a belt.
Accessory wise, one can find belted platform boots at ankle level. Or silver- plated metal half belts, caging your waist. Single yourself out by wearing only one safety pin ear-ring, punctuated by two mother of pearls, an unusual union of opposites.


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