Bruno Pieters' austere geometry had little in common with the cheerful Lie Sang Bong's studied precision, his Spring 2009 collection had a kind of strict tailoring that came close to being a dour rebuke of the female form with boxy coats and square shoulders. This is not to say that the collection did not have a lot of sex appeal, even with precise cuts and a monochromatic palette we still got to see a lot of leg. But that kind of crisp sexuality is enough of a throwback to 80s power dressing to make it feel not precisely modern. Though admittedly we like the collection enough to see ourselves in it but we will fully admit we have throwback tastes from time to time.
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