French fashion designer Vanessa Bruno is known for her exquisite clever tailoring, always with a contemporary twist and beautiful luxurious fabrics.
With a fan base that reads like a red carpet guest list, Bruno caters for every occasion; from wearable casual garments that you take out of the wardrobe time and time again to quirky cocktail hour looks. Exclusive to SAMUI Fashion Cork this season, Vanessa Bruno's spring/summer 2012 collection is a triumph. Backstage before her Paris Fashion Week SS12 catwalk show, she offered up a patchwork of references and ideas—Jane Birkin circa 1968, monster truck rallies, punk, and traditional French fabrics like vintage rose prints. "Like a futuristic Laura Ashley," she said.
With her diffusion line, Vanessa Bruno Athe, the super talented designer applies the same philosophy, creating a collection of laid-back garments rich in colour, texture, and shape. Launched in 1999, its luxe cable-knit sweaters and elegant day dresses perfectly encapsulate the label's understated brand of contemporary cool.