Vanessa Bruno

After a foray into modeling Vanessa Bruno decided, in 1992 at the age of 24, to launch an eponymous label. Six years later she opened her first stores in Paris, followed by Tokyo, which was an instant hit. Worlds away from the showy luxury of the catwalks, Vanessa Bruno conceived simple pieces in line with the brand's modern minimalist signature, playing as much with cuts and materials as she did with color. A combination of bohemian chic and romantic aesthetics, her collections were characterized by soft tones and light, loose cuts.