Truth be told I had no idea who Bruno Pieters was until I saw this collection. I had to find out. Thank God for Google. Belgian-born Bruno Pieters (29), graduated from the Royal
Academy of Antwerp with honors in 1999, and went straight to work as an assistant designer for
Martin Margiela, Josephus Thimister and Christian Lacroix Haute Couture.
In 2001, he presented his first couture collection entitled "Part I: Daywear. The suit" during the
Paris couture week. The collection was a presentation of pieces based around one single item such
as the suit, only differing in fabric, cut and color.
Pieters launched his first complete ready-to-wear in March 2002 and he quickly became known for his techniques and craftsmanship.
In March 2004, Bruno Pieters returned to the Paris runway with his Fall 2004 ready-to-wear collection
entitled "Johathane" which was inspired by Richard Bach’s 1970s bestseller "Jonathan Livingston Seagull."
This year’s fall collection was based upon 80’s model and fashion icon, Tina Chow (1951-1992). The half Japanese, half German-American was known for her paired-down and sleek style.
The cuts were precise and beautifully crafted. I particularly loved his punches of metallics. The bright yellows and reds, however left me cold and seemed to cheapen the line in comparison the the stand-out suits and coats.
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