As the Paris week came to an end, I thought it would be a good idea to write about some of those shows which probably didn’t get as much attention as they deserved. First on my list is, the Belgian-born designer, Bruno Pieters. I wrote about him and his “Amish” aesthetic a few weeks ago, and at that time I reviewed a part of his Fall 2007 menswear line.
The Bruno Pieters super minimalist aesthetic hasn’t changed this season. Nevertheless, the concept that catapulted him into the fashion scene and its socialite circle, isn’t heavily present. Meaning that his outfits continue to expose an “Amish” reminiscence, but it is merely noticeable compared to his previous line. For spring, Bruno leaned towards a younger image; therefore is understandable how he opted to conceive more wearable pieces.
Even though his new line doesn’t include complex items, his great crafting ability is exposed - it is not as present as is previous line, since that such premise would somehow be against his original idea of doing more easy to wear items. An advise from me to him, would be to start using better fabrics. I haven’t feel them or anything of that sort, but from what I can see from the images they are not that good. I know it’s summer, but it would be great for the refined image he wants to portray, to use fabrics of a greater quality.
I didn’t exactly like the collection - for me it was okay - but I think that, since he is so vastly talented and you never know how extraordinary a designer like him can become in the future, we have to pay attention to his elaborations.