Roberto is one of the first designers in Madrid to switch to a see now, buy now model, along with two other designers, Maria Escote and Olivia. A new concept on the Madrid runways, this  particular model refers to the fact that what you see on the runways can now be bought now, meaning Verino was showing spring collections in a sea of fall and winter ones.

Whether the concept works is still to be determined, but we certaintly liked what we saw on the runways, creating visions of a coming spring through the chilly temps, snow and cold of January and February.

Verino’s collection was mainly womenswear, but the menswear was business as usual: suits. With pastel colors and a solid khaki/beige base, the looks are preppy and stylish, perfect for a spring spent in lounging in Canne, yachting on the Costa Esmeralda or strolling the docks of Boston.

We loved the occasional pops of color, and it’s not the first time we’ve seen a fabulous orange trench on the Madrid runways. Vertical stripes came with a pop of baby blue and green color, and a shiny black suit was appropriate for evening wear. Men too, just like women, have been long awaiting vertical stripes to make a comeback, because not all of us are tall and slim with perfect figures. A slimming vertical stripe could do many of us well — and much better than a horizontal one. Linen and denim were among the more casual fabrics, meaning you could stroll out on a Saturday afternoon to the park and not look too overdressed.
























Words by Lori Zaino and photos from IFEMA/Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid.

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