A few weeks ago, I was invited to view the Fall/Winter 2016 collection NYFW presentation for VEDA at the brand’s showroom in Chinatown. Lyndsey Butler, the Creative Director of VEDA, developed a collection that was inspired by her travels and experiences. Some of her influences include: traditional equestrian tack and attire, Etel Adnan’s abstract landscape paintings, Charlotte Rampling’s suits, Chinatown NYC, rodeo queens, and unique floral design inspired by Ikebana and abstract art. The VEDA collection is casual chic with a number of different fabrics such as silk, wool, suede, cashmere, and cotton. The looks are definitely styles that you can wear every day.
I truly loved the entire collection, though I certainly had my favorite looks. I loved the blue suede jacket paired with a white sweater and white trousers, a red suede jacket paired with a blue top and red suede pants, a light blue asymmetric top paired with black trousers and a black equestrian-style belt, and an olive wool sweater paired with a brown silk skirt. I also liked how all of the looks were paired with booties of different hues such as a vibrant maroon, black, and white. The collection is alluring, stylish, and wearable. I can’t wait until it’s available in stores!