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Bruno Pieters retires his eponymous label
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Lauren Milligan
01 February 2010


BELGIAN designer Bruno Pieters is set to close his eponymous line, just a few months after stepping down as art director of the Hugo Boss diffusion line, Hugo.
The designer plans to rest his nine-year-old label - rather than permanently shuttering it - and will sell part of his archives at ra13, a new concept store in Antwerp, Belgium, with proceeds to be donated to SISP, a children's charity in southern India.
"Probably this will be difficult for some stores who supported me and believed in the collection for all these years," Pieters told WWD. His collection is sold at Maria Luisa in Paris and The Convenience Store in London.
The designer has not yet confirmed whether he will show his final collection at Paris Fashion Week in March or whether we have seen the last of his designs for now.

I wondered where Hugo was for menswear this season... I had no idea.
I am in a state of shock and sadness.

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How very sad.
His collections over the last couple of years weren't his best by any means but what he produced prior to that was truly impeccably constructed, he was one of my favorites, I've been rooting for him for years.
Anyway.. perhaps he really needs a break, it doesn't sound like he's struggling financially, or maybe I'm just being too naÔve?.. I hope this break makes him revalue his appreciation for clothing and the industry he's in and hopefully that will encourage him to come back with bigger and better work, his latest creations seemed a bit tired to say the least.

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I heard about him leaving Hugo on wwd a while ago I though he was doing a good job there.

I agree with Mullet that it doesn't sounds from the article like he's having financial problems, I don't know maybe he is;...and these may sound silly but maybe he needs an "espiritual break" or something similar the fact that he's donating the income from the sale makes me think this.

Hope to see him in the future.

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How very sad.
His collections over the last couple of years weren't his best by any means but what he produced prior to that was truly impeccably constructed, he was one of my favorites, I've been rooting for him for years.
Anyway.. perhaps he really needs a break, it doesn't sound like he's struggling financially, or maybe I'm just being too naÔve?.. I hope this break makes him revalue his appreciation for clothing and the industry he's in and hopefully that will encourage him to come back with bigger and better work, his latest creations seemed a bit tired to say the least.
it's true,it hasn't been so stupendous the last couple collections but still somebody i often look forward to seeing nevertheless. perhaps there's a flame that's sort of gone out for him. just as you said,maybe he just needs a break. i hope it's not for financial reasons. but then you hear that he's planning to sell off his archives it does make one wonder.

but yeah i knew about the hugo departure some months ago. didn't expect this to happen though!

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I was in love with his latest collections, though S/S 10 was disappointingly awful with the generic drapery. I could see him desperately trying to sell his clothes.
I do get a financial problems vibe from the above fact and the fact that he embarked on ventures like the Calming Park Bruno Pieters candle...
After S/S 10 it feels like he's lost hope with his vision.. I can only wish that he shows a final collection in March..

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I was so shocked when I read this. After Veronique, now Bruno! He seriously was my favourite designer of womenswear and I looked forward very much to his shows and viewing the collections in stores. His work was so impeccable and a huuuuuuuge inspiration. I could spent hours examining the seams and architecture of his work. I do wonder what the reason is why he decided to quit

Let's hope it goes the same way as with Raf, who came back stronger then ever after a couple of seasons of leaving the fashion scene!

About the selling of his archive: you can view (and buy) the items here
http://shop.ra13.be/designers/bruno-pieters-archive/
Below I posted a picture of my favourite dress; it combines the soft, romantic side of his earlier collections, and the geometric, architectural seams of his more recent work.

There are 40 items, ranging from the very first of his collections, to pieces of the latest winter collection. I'm so mad at myself for not going to his stocksale last november, maybe he'll do one more in the coming weeks

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Total bummer though I felt like something was going on because the Spring 2010 collection was not as near the standard I've come to expect from him. I always looked forward to his collections though I can't say I'm totally shocked. I've never seen his clothes carried at any stores here in NYC save fro his menswear that Seven picked up for one season. Hopefully he'll be on to bigger and better things. *sob*

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metric,i remember that season very well...probably one of my favourites of many. it's true i adore the architectural side of bruno but it was so strong when it was combined with such utter romanticism and texture. i had been missing those elements in his work. ra even has one of his gorgeous capes that i fell madly for from a/w 05.


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About the selling of his archive: you can view (and buy) the items here
http://shop.ra13.be/designers/bruno-pieters-archive/
Below I posted a picture of my favourite dress; it combines the soft, romantic side of his earlier collections, and the geometric, architectural seams of his more recent work.
There are 40 items, ranging from the very first of his collections, to pieces of the latest winter collection. I'm so mad at myself for not going to his stocksale last november, maybe he'll do one more in the coming weeks
Wow that dress is absolutely stunning!

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aw no wonder i didn't see any hugo boss menswear for fall 2010

i do wonder if he'll show for the upcoming fashion week. either way, i hope he has good things in store for him in the future.

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:*(

...patiently awaiting a return or some further news

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sigh...and i was even looking into hoping to do an internship there this spring. guess now it's never gonna happen

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oh, no! this is too sad..

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