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Contemporary elegance and innovative lines. The latest designer to join the Weekday Collaboration project is none other than Bruno Pieters. The renowned Belgian born designer has created a collection that embrace his signature style, a design that is fresh, timeless and sophisticated. Bruno Pieters collection for both men and women will be in all Weekday stores in 14th of October 2011.
»I work instinctively. For this collection I wanted to create a very elongated and narrow silhouette that would be contrasted with soft and natural materials. I feel strongly connected to architecture, but also to nature as an unpredictable force«, says Bruno Pieters.
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In July 2001, Bruno was the first Belgian Antwerp graduate to present a couture collection during Paris couture week. In 2002, Pieters launched his first ready-towear collection showing his ever-present penchant for intricate tailoring. Four years later, he won both the Swiss Textile Award and the Andam Yves Saint Laurent Award for best designer. From 2007 until 2010, he was appointed creative director of the avant-garde line Hugo from Hugo Boss. The collection for Weekday is Bruno Pieters’ first fashion project after a two-year break from the industry. Later this year, Bruno will make a highly anticipated comeback and launch a new project in his own name.
»I sometimes see myself more as a technician or a tailor, than a designer. Someone who experiments with shape and proportion«, says Bruno Pieters. The collection offers pieces for both men and women, tops (from 40 €) and coats
(200€). The materials are stonewashed silk, in combination with wool mixes, modal and cotton. Navy, black, brown, nudes and ivory whites create a natural and delicate colour palette. These are the main components in this both
innovative and unique concept collection.
REVENUE TO SISP
For each item sold from this collection, Bruno Pieters will donate a substantial portion of the net proceeds to SISP - a small Non-Governmental Organisation working in the south of India. Since 1996, they have helped the very poorest of
people with education, social care and medical support. SISP strives to empower children and adults through education so that they may break free from the poverty trap. If you’d like to know a bit more about the organisation, please visit SISP.BE.