BUREAU DE STIL AW20 by Ben Taverniti photos Christina Fragkou

Bureau de Stil is a new concept platform based in Los Angeles, California and founded by Ben Taverniti in January 2020. Bureau de Stil (abbreviated in logo treatment to BDST) combines a gritty, techno-attenuated graphic amalgam to generate not only unique product, but also, an uncommon immersive experience. BDST is building

an aesthetic arc connecting Southern California and Paris.

Designs consistently reference buildings and urban structures, with brutalism informing the palette of earthen and mechanical tones. The clothes are minimal yet intricate when observed point blank; invisible darting helps to shape the silhouette, while hidden seams and bias drapes add smoothness and vernacularism.

indoor/outdoor lights, and fragmented forms, frozen in time.

Volumes are androgynous yet feminine sophisticated and chic. The designer creates strong shoulders,

drawing very strict and monolithic silhouettes, sometimes enhanced with extremely fitted waists.

Both the denim and leather are made solely in Los Angeles. The denim is sustainably produced using 100% organic cotton and the most conservative wash and dye practices, if at all.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.