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12:30 - 13:30 on April 17 2014 BST

Bruno Pieters is a fashion designer who was born in Belgium and trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Antwerp. He graduated with honours in 1999, and went on to become assistant designer for Martin Margiela, Josephus Thimister and Christian Lacroix Haute Couture. He also gained experience as a freelance designer for fashion companies 'New York Industry' (Milan) and 'Antonio Pernas' (Madrid).

In 2001 Pieters launched his first collection at Paris couture week, and as such he was the first Antwerp Academy alumnus to make a couture collection. Entitled 'Part 1: Daywear. The Suit' this collection was conceived as part of a trilogy: 1. Daywear, 2. Cocktail-wear, and 3. Evening-wear. The first collection, or 'Part 1', was conceived as a procession of suits, each varying in cut, fabric and colour. To emphasise the repetitive, linear approach, every silhouette was also presented in black.

In March 2002 Pieters launched his first ready to wear collection, offering a complete 'garderobe', focussing this time on the suit, the bomber jacket, the draped dress, and a special study of knitwear. His Spring/Summer 2004 collection, titled 'Under Construction', played with the possibility (or refutation) of the notion of deconstruction in fashion, and was accompanied by a short film of the same name which captured the making of the collection.