PARIS--On Vanessa Bruno's fall runway at the Palais de Tokyo, it looked like models had run through clotheslines hung with fresh white linens, but, you know, stylishly. So that squares of cream and white were draped and smocked and twisted as tops and were pieced together as delicate skirts with rag-tag hemlines. Then sturdier, thicker fabrics more suitable for colder months emerged on brocade jackets with no lapels, fastened tight, and on chunky loosely woven knits (a la Rag & Bone) thrown over those drape-y delicate cream pieces. Bruno played with this contrast in texture throughout the collection--mixing lighter than air separates and dresses in a painterly leaf print with heavier jackets, nubby knits, and, my favorite, slouchy wool coats with collars done in fur and knits.
**All images: Imaxtree.