At Veronique Branquinho’s Spring 2016 present in the present day on the Hôtel d’Évreux, fashions wore lengthy, flowing pleated clothes in muted tones of cream, black, and rainbow pastels (for a Victorian-meets–Burning Man impact), gauzy blindfolds, and infrequently trailed macramé fringe, which prolonged from the neckline all the way down to the ankle. It could not have been a stretch to think about them with candlesticks in hand, too, a collection of nightgown-clad Girl Macbeths coursing via the halls of the fort with some mind-warping affairs underway.
There was a good bit of deconstruction at hand, if not precise Shakespearean insanity: well-tailored jackets and vests with the stitching picked out; tasseled, sheer layers with seen corsetry beneath; an array of totally bewildering transparently backed trousers, exposing lengthy, white Elizabethan-style undershorts worn beneath. Sheer tulle blouses possessed vaguely modesty-protecting ruffles on the breast, whereas swimsuit trousers often boasted a thick, white elastic waistband printed with the designer’s identify á la ’80s Calvin Klein. A medieval-looking print of natural world was pleated on some frocks to reveal the bounty when the gown was in motion, however most profitable had been the sneakers: chunkily heeled brogues and smoking slippers with gently sloping toes in black and shagreen, purple lizard, and creamy white patent.