Focus on the F/W 2005 black collection of Veronique Branquinho, ENCENS n°16
Photgraphed by Sybille Walter & styled by Samuel Drira
Clothes by Matthew Ames
In ENCENS n°26, photographed by Sybille Walter and styled by Samuel Drira
‘I owe fashion editors a lot. It’s thanks to them that I more or less found myself on a pedestal. In their eyes I was a kind of iconoclast, who had broken with the vocabulary of haute couture, where dresses were synonymous with weeks of fittings and waiting’.
Interview in ENCENS n°27
‘When I started to create collections under my own name, all the women were wearing gypsy outfits. High street fashion revolved around an ample dress, tiered over a burlesque cascade of petticoats, peasant shirts, and other borrowings from Eastern folklore. That was back in 1978 and I had the impression that we were never going to see the end of it. This self-indulgence had become unbearable to me. And so my desire was to put some backbone into all of that. To offer a new structure of clothes. To return to fabrics of a beautiful quality’.
Interview in ENCENS n°25, photographed by Sybille Walter and styled by Samuel Drira