Italian glamour comes to New York by way of Salvatore Prete and Filippo Bruno and their namesake brand Prete & Bruno. Using Hollywood icons stars like Marlene Dietrich and Grace Kelly as inspiration; their elegance and timeless beauty, Prete & Bruno pays homage to that era of glamour and opulence in their Fall/Winter 2012 collection.Feminine silhouettes in hues of gold and emerald green set in classic black create a collection of modern and sophisticated ready-to-wear ensembles that reflect touches of couture construction. From the velvet black dress with emerald green silk lining and high front slit and low back scoop, to the shimmering sequined gold dress and the tweed suits, Prete & Bruno shows how Italian elegance is done.
Exuding Italian luxury at its finest, Prete & Bruno introduced one stunning piece after another to the surprise of the audience and it would be an understatement to say that one was amazed by the collection. Though the colors were a bit lacking, I still felt it added to the consistency of the collection; it gave it a great continuity where each look fit into the collection rather than looking misplaced as some pieces of other collection tend to have.
I also have to note that though the collection is for Fall/Winter 2012, every piece was so light weight and airy that it can easily transition into spring, from its bright emerald green color to sheer fabrics all contribute to this transitional fashion quite well.