For me, Belgian designer Veronique Branquinho epitomises everything that is stylish about the Antwerp fashion scene: a discreet sense of androgyny, minimalism, monochrome colour palettes and structured tailoring. Although her label collapsed last year in the midst of the global financial crisis, she has not completely disappeared from the fashion arena and her most recent project is a collaboration with Camper. Branquinho’s capsule collection for the Spanish footwear label’s Together project features three derby styles that showcase her simple and modern aesthetic. My first reaction upon viewing the neutral, two-toned lace-ups was the all too familiar sentiment of “I want them. I don’t care how much they cost”, but then I discovered that the shoes are, in fact, designed for men. Go figure.
Dapper gentlemen can find Branquinho’s collection online and in select boutiques.