Vanessa Bruno keeps Parisian chic alive
Vanessa Bruno’s designs are chic and fresh and they embody that effortless Parisian style. Romantic and perfect for the season of long shadows and languid days, Vanessa Bruno’s designs bring light and elegance to the forefront in her Spring/Summer 12 collection.
In a number of collaborations with designer/filmmaker Stephanie Di Giusto, Vanessa had designed clothes for her short films, including the short film A Visual Poetry, starring Kate Bosworth. This became an integral part of her Fall 2011, Nordic-themed campaign, the film’s lookbook featuring Vanessa’s hauntingly beautiful Nordic-inspired garments, spiced with an indefatigable Parisian cool.
Designing clothing for everyday women with gorgeous details, depths of creativity and hand embroidery, her clothing is beyond ready to wear. Her combinations of shirts and tights and influences from dancewear make her collections stunning. The fashion label included layers of knitted leotards, thick leggings and simple pastel clothing. Garments were arranged and sorted into different themes, including ballet-inspired outfits for her Autumn/Winter 2010 collection.
The quintessentially French designs are visually beautiful with a super-feminine aesthetic. Beading and rhinestones adorn the gentle fabrics and floaty, minimalist silhouettes combine with bottle greens and violets to bring a dark fairytale feel to the garments. Enchanted forests and their ancient fables come to mind, with broad lines and cropped trousers or a light flaring skirt teamed with chunky biker boots. The light feel and interesting palette embellished with sparkling detail have an exquisitely feminine and Parisian style.
Vanessa Bruno is the daughter of a Danish supermodel and Emmanuelle Khan, founder of his own French fashion house. Following in her father’s footsteps, Vanessa Bruno founded her own line at the age of 24 in 1996, having worked previously as a singer, actress, and in her mother’s profession, as a model. It’s a good thing she started her own line: it seems to have found popularity in high, influential places; huge personalities such as Nicole Kidman and Charlotte Gainsbourg seem to love her brand of sophisticated, clever tailoring – and we here at The Upcoming are also falling rather in love with her somehow opulently draped wools and silks.
You can view the rest of Vanessa Bruno’s collections here.