The second show that I was super dooper lucky enough to also see on Saturday, was of Veronique Leroy at the minimalist setting of Palais de Tokyo. The show started around 4pm (scheduled for 3.30pm) and the beautiful natural lighting through the glass roof gave the room beautiful shadows and atmosphere.
Belgium born, Véronique Leroy has lived in Paris since the 80s. After graduating from the Studio Bercot school of fashion, she worked with none other than Azzedine Alaïa. Whilst she worked at the Azzedine studio, she created her own collection and won the Helena Raviist prize and secured her place as laureate of the Canette d’Or in Brussels and later won the prix Courtelle in the year that Thierry Mugler was president of the jury.
After receiving such recognition, she started her own label and showed her first collection in 1991 during Paris fashion week that was received with praise from the press and buyers. Her signature is her meticulous attention to detail, beautiful fabrics and proportions.
This collection was no exception, with structural jackets and coats with cinched in waists and cocoon sleeves, in the palette of neutrals, dark navy and mustard yellow. S’il vous plait, je voudrais tout! [also loved the chunky platform booties that would make even me super tall!]
(If you want to see the pieces in movement I have a little snippet of the finale on the J’adorais facebook page).