Stepping into Brood's Spring 2011 presentation was like stepping into an elite club where only the fashion industries heavy-hitters were welcome. Sally Singer, Vera Wang, Zac Posen, and Mario Grauso were all in attendance.
Honestly, nothing less should have been expected. After all, Brood is is the brainchild of Serkan Sarier, a graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp--one of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world. Some notable grads of the Royal Academy include Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, and Martin Margiela, so you can imagine what editors expect from an Antwerp scholar.
For his debut spring 2011 collection, Brood presented women's evening wear made of fine washed and distressed silks in various shades of yellow, light blue, and off-white. There were several short draped one-shoulder dresses as well as a few long dresses with plenty of ruching. Every piece seemed to have what looked like draw strings to hold it together, making for easy, effortless looks.
Over all, the collection was aesthetically refreshing. Give Brood two or three seasons, and you might see the line on the same ranks as some of Antwerp's most noticeable graduates.