Crushed velvet, large buckles and maxi shoulder pads – The Véronique Leroy Fall/Winter 2017 womens wear collection could certainly be considered a nostalgic revival of some of the 80’s memorable trends.
Leroy is known in the fashion world for creating designs of a somewhat unconventional style, but then again fashion is a form of art and for some, the more unconventional the garment, the more artistic beauty it possesses. With her unique creativity in design, her collections in the Fall/Winter 2017 show held in Paris certainly lived up to her reputation. As models began to make their way down the runway, we were introduced to not only crushed velvet- but brown grey and pink crushed velvet. The first several looks in the collection could best be described as an ‘ugly-chic’ where at first glance one wonders what went into creating such a design, but almost immediately after in the double take they realize the trendiness and creativity of the unconventional garment.
As the show moved forward, the ultra-barbie hot pink sparked much interest in its appearance in looks such as a bright pink and crushed velvet jumper accompanied by a dull brown oversized jacket and knee high charcoal velvet boots. Flashes of zebra-print green tops and maxi shoulder padded coats along with ruffled lavender pants and large scarfs certainly set this designer apart. The dramatic mixing of textiles and colours certainly ignited conversation but when truly looking into the designs, creativity certainly did not fail to present itself. Some spectators may only obtain a superficial outlook on the collection passing it off as nothing more than an oddity for the designer to be passing it off as ‘high end’ but in the world of fashion where all taste truly is subjective, Véronique Leroy allowed others to learn and be inspired from her unconventional taste.