February 08, 2000
Nicole Noselli and Daphne Gutierrez, known as Bruce, proved once again that they are one of the most talented design teams in New York. This season, they presented their clothing on mannequins, with guests ambling by as if attending an art show (which very well could have been the case). Experimenting with elaborate draping and cutting techniques, the duo showed striking nubby knits, dresses decorated with scarves and gold chains, a gray leather skirt with a gathered front and a stunning leather vest with ruffled edges. Bruce's trademark has always been individuality, and it is easy to understand whytheir nuanced, lovingly made clothes reflect a maturity and commitment to the integrity of their work that is seldom seen.