>> For Pre-Fall 2011, Vanessa Bruno drew inspiration from the heroes and heroines of the Bloomsbury Group in England, which was started in 1905 by the writers Virginia Woolf, EM Forster, and others who refused conventional and conservative Victorian ways. So just how did Bruno integrate this idea of liberalism and freedom into her collection? By mixing loose femme looks (demure mid-calf floral print dresses, pops of pink, and thigh-high boots) with masculine pieces like slouchy trousers and boxy coats — all lending themselves to easy movement. We especially love the smart two-toned jacket, seen left.
Vanessa Bruno Looked at Spirits of Revolutionists Past For Her Pre-Fall 2011 Collection