Catherine Brulé - fall/winter 2002

Catherine Brulé’s Fall/Winter 2002-03 collection is a vivacious one, resurrecting some design features while debuting a few of her own. Cute separates in the trendy combination of black and red form the bulk of the collection. Texture is created in the gathering of thin jersey in the body-hugging pieces. Neck variations made for the widest testing ground, with triangular finishing appearing as a hallmark. Off-the-shoulder modifications such as the boomerang cutout resonates strongly. The punchy powder blue wraparound skirt with extended zipper demonstrates that Brulé knows the younger market of today.

Excellent examples of Brulé’s vintage zest factor is the low-cut waist faded denim hip huggers and the little black dress. But Brulé was out to prove that she can also do sophisticated, as in the sombre full-length bias-cut black lace dress with asymmetric neck/sleeve/shoulder details. The cadmium-red fitted off-the-shoulder jersey dress with cropped sleeves is one of the most multi-functional offerings in the Catherine Brulé line-up.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer