Bruno Basso and Christopher Brooke come from very different cultures, and their playful, individual style is a fusion of those backgrounds.
While Bruno studied advertising and journalism at college, he went on to work, from 1998, as a graphic designer, art director and curator. Christopher on the other hand studied fashion at Kingston University, going on to focus on womenswear at Central Saint Martins.
The pair met in a London nightclub and launched their namesake line “Basso and Brooke” in 2003. After winning London’s Fashion Fringe Award in 2004, the Brazilian-British duo scored a production and distribution deal with Aeffe and joined London Fashion Week a year later.
The team is known for theatrical ready-to-wear in gravity-defying proportions and wild graphics (their first collection presented cleverly etched male genitalia as a print), earning comparisons to early John Galliano.
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