by Sarah Wasilak
All of the elements that make up the signature Veronica Beard uniform are still present for fall 2014, but they come with serious edge. Structured suits are ‘70s-infused with a metallic sheen and flared leg, and gold, medallion-like chains make for the perfect accoutrements. Deep V-necks accompany the more classic, elegant looks, like a rust orange satin dress and a graphic maxi with flirty slits.
Of course, the label’s known for making luxe, live-in jackets, and the asymmetrical leather design, paired with tailored culottes, is no disappointment. However, the fall collection does not come without surprises. Strips of fringe, a detail that’s in for spring 2014, works as a subtle embellishment to a floral sweatshirt and mini dress. But, the color palette is just as unexpected.
Pretend you’re painting, and just before your brush hits the canvas, it takes a dip in one more, slightly darker pigment. It seems these shades were arrived at in a similar fashion—and the result is very cool. Yes, in theory, a dusty, almost brown, eggplant top may clash with turquoise and navy camo print trousers. But, somehow, the offbeat autumnal tones balance each other out. Perhaps it’s thanks to the strappy citrus pumps that play up most of the ensembles, delivering a peppy kick.