Paris Fashion Week: Veronique Branquinhon F/W 2013
It was the modern bohemian woman on parade. Veronique Branquinho mixed and matched eclectic references, from wooden African bracelets to Obi-style dresses with belts. The soundtrack included Marilyn Monroe's sultry One Silver Dollar from the Western River of No Return, which played as cowboy boots and denim studs peppered the looks. Stetson cowboy hats in Shetland went too far, but overall it was a strong collection for the up-and-coming designer - reined in only by its feminine silhouette proportions and textural contrasts that unified the show. The graceful, slouchy style, now a Branquinho signature, was seen on several of the dropped-waist looks, often in beige and fawn.