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Véronique Branquinho has been a driving force of forward fashion since the launch of her women's line in 1997. Now the Belgian—and proud new owner of a vintage Porsche racecar—turns her sights to menswear. *

Informed by a Formula One racing motif, Branquinho's spring '04 sophomore collection features narrow leather and nylon jackets, reinforced sleeves and zippered pockets. But the familiar logo-laden badges associated with a driver's uniform have been left empty because, she says with typical Belgian humility, "I prefer a more subtle style for people who don't need logos to be attractive or interesting."

Other stand-outs include terrycloth-lined jackets bearing a cryptic "Lonely 1" insignia on the sleeves, a biker jacket made entirely of chunky knit, assorted blazers and sweats. And then there are the totes, Italian-made boots and trainers with ankle straps.

"I don't have fashion victims in mind when I design," Branquinho says. "My collection is for men who want to dress in an elegant way and who pay attention to fabrics of high quality and perfect finishing."

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At a time when designers are increasingly influenced by celebrity, Branquinho steers clear of the whims of pop culture. "I don't want to limit myself by getting focused on recent phenomena such as French singers and movies, although I enjoy the aesthetics of them. I project my ideas on real men in Antwerp who surround me—friends, people I go out with. I make realistic fashion."
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Can somebody say James Dean?
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It was rhetorical Acid

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Originally posted by Scott@Dec 16th, 2003 - 8:54 pm
It was rhetorical Acid
really? i would never have guessed

i loved his thing about no need for logo's etc! thats how i see fashion
bold logo's are brassy and definately non classy

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great article! great points
thanks so much for posting

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I thinks he could have presented some thing mroe intresting.

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Originally posted by Acid+Dec 16th, 2003 - 3:56 pm--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Acid @ Dec 16th, 2003 - 3:56 pm)</div><div class='quotemain'> <!--QuoteBegin-Scott@Dec 16th, 2003 - 8:54 pm
It was rhetorical Acid
really? i would never have guessed

i loved his thing about no need for logo's etc! thats how i see fashion
bold logo's are brassy and definately non classy [/b][/quote]
I admire the way she thinks. She's never one to get caught up in fashion as a celebrity mechanism. The logos she's talking about,are only a smidge of her attitude towards fashion. For her,as popular as she's become,its purely about the clothes!

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Space,you've really got to look at her clothes up close. She's never really been one whose clothes are for the spotlight seeking. Her genius is in sublime tailoring,cutting and subtle detailing. She,like the rest of the Belgian designers,is an excellent crafts(wo)man

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Originally posted by Scott@Dec 16th, 2003 - 8:38 pm
Space,you've really got to look at her clothes up close. She's never really been one whose clothes are for the spotlight seeking. Her genius is in sublime tailoring,cutting and subtle detailing. She,like the rest of the Belgian designers,is an excellent crafts(wo)man
Ims hr they are cut beautifuly, but I doutn feel any thing subliem from them, they ahve a nce understanded energy, but for me personaly I prefer some thing a bit mroe rebelious and new.

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I'll admit there isn't too much in the way of daring,like a Walter Van B. or Bernhard et al, but they way she cuts trousers I'm sure you'd fall in love with some of this. Plus,I think everyone needs something a bit less eye-catching and easy since those pieces are the easiest to mix.

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how can one be so subtle yet so confident. takes my breath away always. so i was a tad too late with the porsche bit, Scott. You are always ahead.

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Originally posted by Scott@Dec 17th, 2003 - 9:23 am
I'll admit there isn't too much in the way of daring,like a Walter Van B. or Bernhard et al, but they way she cuts trousers I'm sure you'd fall in love with some of this. Plus,I think everyone needs something a bit less eye-catching and easy since those pieces are the easiest to mix.
I agree, i likeudnerstanded some times it is good to see some thing mroe clean and simple, and I would lvoe to seeteh cloetsh up close, i think hwo can is ay this they are may be a little bit to traditional(?) in design, but im shr tehy ahve wonderful detialing that is esquistetly fresh.

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Those models are kind of scary looking. Very drug-addict.

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