Veronique Branquinho is back!

The Belgian designer is relaunching her brand in partnership with Italian clothing manufacturer Gibò, starting with a spring 2013 women’s ready-to-wear catwalk show during Paris Fashion Week in September.

Branquinho was forced to shutter her women’s and men’s lines at the height of the global economic crisis in 2009. Working with partner Gibò opens new opportunities: “Before, I had an independent company. I was responsible for everything. In this new situation, it feels so comfortable, because I’m only busy with the creative part.”

Branquinho burst onto the international fashion scene in the late Nineties alongside a pack of other Belgian talents, including Raf Simons, Olivier Theyskens and A.F. Vandevorst. Happy to see her back in the fashion scene and looking forward to her first comeback collection!

Veronique Branquinho – Ready-to-wear – Fall 2009

It’s a baguette!

Robber: Give me your purse!
Carrie Bradshaw: It’s a BAGUETTE.

The bag in question is the famous Fendi baguette, which started the whole IT-bag frenzy in the nineties. The bag was created in 1997, when Karl Lagerfeld was Creative Director at Fendi.

15 years later, the bag is making a comeback.

Silvia Venturini Fendi made a beautiful 300 pages coffee-table book honoring the bag. Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the co-authors of the book.

And the label decided to put six of its most popular versions back in store!
If you want a real classic, this could be it…