Vanessa Bruno, style and simplicity.
Founded in 1996, Vanessa Bruno's house of fashion made its mark as a reference for bohemian-style chic. The label proposes feminine clothing and accessories, displaying clean lines enhanced by sophisticated details. Their sequinned tote bag, which became an absolute must-have, embodies this marriage of simplicity and glamour.
From the catwalk to couture.
Influenced by her mother, a top model, and by her father, cofounder of ready-to-wear label Cacharel, at the age of 15, Vanessa Bruno flew to Canada to embark on a career as a model. After walking the catwalks for a few years, her mind turned towards fashion design and she moved to Paris in 1996, to launch her iconic label. When designing her clothing lines, she took inspiration from her mother's bohemian style, and opted for warm materials like wool and cotton yarn, highlighting her Danish roots. As for the simplicity of the jumpers and cardigans, it is reminiscent of Parisian chic, inherited from her French father.
If Vanessa Bruno's collections were, right at the beginning, only on offer in a small corner of a Parisian shop, the success of the sequinned tote bag she launched in 1998 enabled the designer to open her own boutiques in the French and Japanese capitals. The simplicity of the lines, embellished with glossy sequins, has made this piece a timeless classic, which is today available in a multitude of colours and materials. As for accessories, the bohemian-chic inspired belts don refined details such as flowers, voile, ribbons, and the scarfs and assorted other neckwear in wool or fur reveal Vanessa Bruno's affection for Denmark, her mother's country of birth.
From one brand to another.
Today, a Vanessa Bruno tote bag is sold every minute somewhere in the world, and the brand is exported as far as Australia. Eager to transmit her know-how and meet loyal customers, the designer organises workshops where aspiring designers can customise the famous handbag. The label creates the same enthusiasm amongst celebrities, with a succession of muses representing the brand since it was launched. What do they have in common? An androgynous silhouette, similar to the designer's own, which enhances the clothes with clean-cut lines, while revealing the sophisticated details. Amongst these ambassadors, we find actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg and her sister, Lou Doillon, who the designer also directs in a selection of short films. The brand of women's clothing Athé, born out of a collaboration with La Redoute in 2011, is a return to Vanessa Bruno's codes: pieces with simple tailoring, which marry the fluidity of their materials with a casual style, with lace, rhinestone or rivet details. A collection of coats for young women was also launched.
For Vanessa Bruno, the ideal wardrobe should contain pieces that are comfortable, and can be worn every day. Amongst the brand's iconic designs, we can mention: