For the Fall/Winter 2018 season, it looks like several collections were inspired by the English countryside. Vanessa Bruno’s collection is one of them. The designer chose to explore tweed and tanned leather, which she used to revisit her most iconic bags. The Gemma crossbody is enhanced by crocodile embossed leather. The iconic tote features leather patchworks and fringes. New this season, the belt-buckle Boîte bag is cool and chic. The animal print trend launched last season is still a hit: the Moon and the Gemma bags have dressed-up in a sexy leopard print.
Vanessa Bruno founded her eponymous brand in 1996 before opening her first shop in Paris in 1998, the year she launched her now iconic tote. Her bohemian style quickly became a hit and in the early 2000s, Vanessa Bruno's name became associated with Parisian casual chic. In 2011, following her success, she collaborated with La Redoute before offering a fragrance created with the Biotherm brand called "L’eau".
As Vanessa Bruno’s mother was a model and her father worked at Cacharel, she was always surrounded by fashion. She started as a model herself and moved to Canada at the age of 15. However, she was more interested in creation. Back in Paris, the young fashion designer trained with Michel Klein, Dorothée Bis and Daniel Hechter. In 1996, she decided to strike out on her own and launched her eponymous brand.