Thursday, 18 March 2010

Nudes, Whites, Blacks

By Bruno Pieters

Belgian-born bruno pieters graduated in 1999 from the royal academy of fine arts in antwerp.

he went on to work for different labels such as martin margiela (paris),
josephus thimister (paris), antonio pernas (madrid), christian lacroix (paris)

In july 2001, bruno was the first belgian antwerp graduate to present a couture collection during paris couture week. titled part I: daywear- the suit, the collection featured twelve silhouettes inspired by a 1950’s newlook suit.
the show was a procession of suits and only suits.

suzy menkes of the iht ,who attended the show,described bruno as an intruiging new talent .
french magazine “l’officiel” wrote “bruno pieters made a fine debut …probably
the best couture presentation of the week.”

bruno pieters launched his first ready-to-wear collection in march of 2002, displaying his ever-present penchant for technique and craftsmanship. bruno is first and foremost a technician, a constructionist,who likes to experiment with shape and proportion.

in march 2006 karl lagerfeld photographed bruno for “madame figaro” magazine. the photoshoot featured 30 of paris best designers
in the september 2006 issue of "knack "magazine 14 icons in fashion, music and art were asked to name a promising young designer. dries van noten chose bruno pieters.

In June 2007 Bruno was appointed the art director of the avant garde line Hugo from Hugo Boss.
Currently Pieters is also the new creative director of the men's line from Delvaux,
Europe's oldest leather goods company.

Andam -Yves Saint Laurent award
Andam-Fondation Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent award
Elle Style award 2008 -best Belgian designer
Swiss textile award 2006
award ”fortis bank” for most promising designer 2000
award “coccodrillo” for best shoe design 1999'

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