Sunday, 2 October 2011

Basso & Brooke - LFW SS 2012 - A sassy collection

Distinctive Basso & Brooke style
This is a fabulous design

The ever popular Jumpsuit makes a repeat appearance 
I like the lemon yellow and textured scale pattern on the bottom half of this silk dress

organic colours and shapes

Tropical influences

The drapery very effective here.

The rack of art await the models while their hair and make up is being done...

Bruno talking to one of the model dressers before the show
The accessories laid out ready for the show

last minute preparations before the show

Make - up by MAC, hair Kenna for GHD

I could spend ages telling you all about the amazing journey by car from London to Beijing, driving for weeks in relentless Siberian twilight the print designer side of talented duo Basso & BrookeBruno Basso described to me. He made the journey earlier this year in order to develop his design ideas for this now launched Spring Summer 2012 collection....I scribbled down lots of notes as he verbally painted for me images of the amazing sunsets on the Siberian plains, how his Brazilian roots form a foundation in his concepts,  tropical colours, organic lush plant like shapes seem to always creep in to create the almost other worldly realism and constructivism of his Art. For me this recent collection 'is' the stuff of art installation, the body and flesh it is adorns the gallery.....
Christopher Brooke the gallery curator frames the art in perfect balanced simple silhouettes and drapery. The effect is elegant and sassy and recognisable as the Basso and Brooke brand.
Bruno told me he designs for intelligent women. I take this to mean cultured, knowledgeable and aware that fashion of his and Christopher's creation is a timeless investment...

Words and photography Schelay McCarter - please credit

For the Portuguese version of this please look at A longer version of this interview with Bruno Basso of Basso & Brooke will also appear in B magazine's next edition due out in San Paolo this month.

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