Print designers Basso & Brooke have scoured their archive and selected their most prized designs to embellish on their debut men’s collection.
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i-D online spoke to the pair (aka Bruno Basso and Christopher Brook) about print theories and man power, and snapped new face Louis Du Sauzay in the gear to get the bigger picture.
How did you find the transition from womenswear to menswear? We’ve wanted to create menswear pieces for such a long time and are so pleased that we’ve finally done it!
Will there be further collections? We’re really excited about possibly expanding into menswear further, and of course, with menswear we can wear the pieces ourselves, which is something we’ve never been able to do before!
Do you now consider yourself menswear designers? We definitely think of ourselves as womenswear designers, that’s what we’re known for and it will always be our first love.
How do you find the balance between chaotic and cohesive when creating prints? We are always experimenting, every season developing new prints and ideas for prints. Looking back, maybe some risks have paid off better than others, but we don’t regret anything we’ve ever created as each collection is a progression and development from the last.
You have quite a celebrity following, how do you feel about celebrities wearing your clothes? We have dressed people like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. You have to acknowledge and, to some extent, accept the power of celebrity. At the same time, it’s not something we think about when we’re designing our collections.
Where are your plans for AW12? We still haven’t finalised our venue yet! We like to keep things under wraps until quite close to the time.
With thanks to GK Lets.
Look 1: Jumper Basso & Brooke. Trousers model’s own. Look 2: Jumper Basso & Brooke. Trousers and Cap model’s own. Shoes Christian Louboutin. Look 3: Shoes Christian Louboutin.