Vanessa Bruno has always woven good old handicraft into her approachable collections that have made her a favorite among busy Parisiennes.


For fall, Bruno looked to the refined folk of Seventies women, and took cues from Diane Keaton.


This translated into a run of strong knits, including capes, cardigans and handsomely nerdy sweaters, some of which boasted cabochon metal embroideries, hand crocheting and feathers. Hippie tunic tops and dresses got a folksy spin through pretty floral embroideries harkening back at noble Slavic dressing, while the collection’s vibrant color palette fed off Italian painter Vittorio Zecchin.


Yet it was Bruno’s ability to conjure silhouettes that are universal — able to fit various shapes of women and occasions — that intrigued the most. An ensemble featuring a micro-pleated high-neck blouse in metallic rainbow colors and midcalf skirt, which she pleated in a bottle green Lurex knit, was such an example. Topped with a long midnight blue cape and a chic belt bag from foiled, cracked lambskin leather, it was the perfect day-to-night combination.