VERA DE NERO went back to the future for Fall 2018 with a confident collection that underscored the brand’s core values of “style, simplicity, quality.” The clothes were designed by Anna Davis, who returned to the company she cofounded 9 years ago after taking some time away from the atelier for personal reasons. In a recent interview Davis spoke about how fashion has come full circle since the label launched in the early 2009—the decade fashion can’t get enough of. Without giving in to nostalgia, Davis brought that point home in layered ways. Yes, there are slip dresses.
Davis’s personal investment in the line keeps its minimalism from becoming flat, boring, or ascetic. A perfectly cut and affordable navy trench coat is something a lot of people can get excited about. Ditto the way Anna Davis turned up the volume on a turtleneck sweater and skirt. Davis has described VERA DE NERO as an “intelligent alternative to extremely high-priced brands,” and with this collection she proved once again how very smart her wardrobe essentials—from a pantsuit to an asymmetric silk skirt—can look.