Véronique Branquinho SS09 (Tue 30 Sep)
Under a bank of fans Branquinho sent out a runway version of ‘Thelma & Louise’. It was all about wind-in-the-hair freedom, including the rare sight of a pair of jeans on the runway ; the models also wore sporty black aviator glasses. The collection came in a desert palette of sky blue, grey, khaki, black, and pale blue Vichy cotton, but the queen of the monochrome also explored prints, with a range of simple silk shift dresses decorated with distant landscapes : views of the sea, a mountain lake, a sunset and the desert. The emblematic piece was an oversized, short-sleeved jacket pulled in at the waist with a thin leather belt. Half way through fashion week, it’s also safe to say that long hair and longer legs will be a major trend for next summer.