Show report: Vanessa Bruno A/W’11

She's a designer with fashion in her DNA and A-list clientele including Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Charlotte Gainsbourg. The fashion crowd made their way to Palais de Tokyo on Monday of Paris Fashion Week to see Vanessa Bruno's new collection

Vanessa Bruno is a woman with fashion in her DNA. Her mother was a Danish supermodel and her father founded French fashion house Emmanuelle Khanh. Their platinum-haired, former model daughter started her own line at just 24 years’ old and has now become a Parisian design institution.

A-listers from Nicole Kidman to Cate Blanchett and Charlotte Gainsbourg have all been seduced by her sophisticated, soft silhouettes and as the sun set over Paris, the fashion crowd made their way to the Palais de Tokyo to see Vanessa Bruno’s new collection.

The show opened with Grieg’s dramatic In The Hall of the Mountain King (the music from the Alton Towers advert to you and me) and the stark strains contrasted with the feminine draping and emphasis on wool and silk of the winter whites on show.

Vanessa Bruno Autumn/Winter 2011

Soft pelts in a palette of nudes and neutrals followed with long, slouchy socks and voluminous skirts and trousers that created a relaxed, laid back feel. We saw more knits with fur detailing, 70s chiffon dresses and skirts and even green velvet flares, as spotted at Chloe AW11.

Vanessa Bruno Autumn/Winter 2011

Where Bruno really made her mark was combining soft shades and fabrics with metallic tabards and tweed layers tailored from the shoulders before draping around the body – giving a sophisticated strength to an otherwise gentle look.

Models wore salmon-pink slouchy suede platform boots (early Easter present please!) and coordinated knits with bags so that outfits looked grown-up and together, without ever being too ‘matching’.

Vanessa Bruno Autumn/Winter 2011

A beautiful, elegant and wearable collection for AW11.

Vanessa Bruno must-haves for A/W’11:

- Coordinating jumper and bag
– Winter whites, nudes and neutrals
– Draping

- Woolly socks
– Slouchy suede boots

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