Her sequined tote bag was an instant hit when it first went on sale in 1998, and today one is sold every 30 minutes around the world. In the wake of this success, Vanessa Bruno became a synonym for French style. And not for no reason: with a background in the industry – her mother was a Danish model and her father headed up the Emmanuelle Khanh brand – the designer was only 24 when she launched her own label in 1992. Today she is an essential name for urbanites in quest of a chic and casual look. Head to the Left Bank to find her flagship boutique in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Unusual colours, sophisticated details: there’s no doubt about it, this is high-end fashion. Luxury finishes transform the simply-cut, everyday pieces. And the fine fabrics and materials are combined with bohemian-punk twists. The must-haves: a tunic dress, a light shirt and a belted coat. And don’t forget to check out the line of accessories, often copied, but never equalled.
Every six months, during Fashion Week, the Vanessa Bruno Shows reveal new refined Parisian silhouettes that you will undoubtedly run into on the Paris streets a few months later.