January 04, 2009
For pre-fall, Bryan Bradley was inspired by Naples' Palazzo Reale and its gardens. Winter flower prints decorated everything from dresses with matching cardigans to the silk lining of a standout fur. Embellishments notwithstanding, this was a grounded collection, with a focus on day looks like cashmere polo dresses with ribbon belts. Keeping in that practical vein, Bradley also announced he'll introduce an eponymous contemporary line with pieces starting at $300 during New York fashion week.