The Veronica Beard Resort 2015 collection rendered the designer’s theme via strong patterns such as the cool palm motif on a jacquard sweatshirt worn over a cotton A-line skirt in a block print.
The label initially launched with a range of schoolboy jackets featuring interchangeable dickeys. This season, they made a concerted push to incorporate those signature dickeys into new outerwear bodies including an edgy, motorcycle-inspired blazer; a terrific everyday trench; and a leather Perfecto with a zip-off peplum. The duo combined those updated staples with vibrant novelty items, which tied into the collection’s inspiration: the Round Hill Hotel in Jamaica’s Montego Bay that drew prominent socialites such as Babe Paley to the island in the mid-20th century. Sticking to the theme, they experimented with patterns in bold ways. A cropped neoprene sweatshirt with a splashy palm tree motif mixed nicely with an A-line block-print skirt. The latter graphic was also surprisingly flattering worn head-to-toe, as seen on a coordinating vest and sharp trousers.