As far as fashion designers go, we have the so-called “It” designers that come and go every few years. Some of them remain and continue to have a faithful following, while others may fall by the wayside and lose their financial backing. There are some that come in quietly and remain resilient throughout, although their work continues to be strong as ever.
Veronique Branquinho, a Royal Academy of Fine Arts graduate, began her label in 1997. Her initial focus was on womenswear, but in 2003, she branched out to menswear, shoes and sunglasses. A name you don’t hear too often in American fashion, she has excellently made and tailored clothing and her footwear, which you can easily find on Yoox is always (in my opinion) forward and “different”. Ms. Branquinho’s Spring 2009 line was even something of a delight with sky blues and mustard yellows on the color palette and models wearing oversized tailored jackets skirts and dresses effortlessly.
While I’m sure she will never have a huge name or be one of the “It” designers of choice to the celebs and socialites, her body of work and can keep her afloat. She sure does have the talent to back it up.