MEDIA ITALY: "Brian Enrico is the best The Netherlands offers in fashion since a long time." Article: "Underground Fashion Talent Brian Enrico is the best The Netherlands has got to offer in fashion for a long time"." Article: "Underground Fashion Talent - Since a few years, The Netherlands gained a name as trend blacksmith when it comes to underground fashion. The flair of the worldly and open metropolis Amsterdam seems to give young designers wings. One of these ambitious young designers, maybe even the most talented one of this young caste, is Brian Enrico. This self-made designer introduced his first Body Couture in January 2007. Brian Enrico outstrips a lot of his young colleagues. His fashion is not inspired by the current common street style. The muses for his urban fashion are the divas of the past: Jackie Onassis, Greta Garbo, Grace Jones and Audrey Hepburn. 'Black is beautiful' echoes through the whole collection of the Dutchman. Brian Enrico plays with the epochs and mixes fashion styles against all odds. On top of this, his fashion is one thing for sure: very female. The extra-large shoulder pats are clear references to the 1980s. Nevertheless, his line looks very modern, even futuristic." Peter Thalmann, In Sud Tirol magazine, Italy, June 2007.
MEDIA USA: "A new designer emerges with a fresh take on iconic fashion. Brian Enrico celebrates strong women through his design perspective.At the Lancôme competition the official start of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week was underway but perhaps the biggest surprise of the night took place at the unofficial program on Friday night with the UFTA (Underground Fashion Talent Amsterdam) show. While most of the fashion shown at this event did not rise above the level of "fun clothing for a night out", the couture shown by autodidact Brian Enrico was a cut above the rest. Enrico's collection is based on various female style icons who continue to fascinate: The simplicity of Grace, Jackie and Audrey; the drama of Marlene, Greta and Morticia. While the collection has the grace and elegance of the iconique movie stars of the past, watching the collections prance by on the backs of divas, you cannot help but be hark-back to the 1980's and the broad shoulders of its working women. Enrico's collection is in no way tried and tired, however. His approach to the bygone eras is a meld of the past, present, and future which is distinctly his own. Enrico does not believe in the taboo surrounding the female body. During personal fittings Enrico models each garment on the individual client to ensure the best accentuation of each woman's body shape. His approach to design proves his admiration for the female form emphasizing the shoulders, breast, waist, and hips. In fact his muses and models are headstrong women of all generations. His dress code: Black to Basic. Welcome on board of his first night flight to Venus. Brian Enrico Body Couture wishes you a fantastic journey! Star Noor in Miasma magazine, USA, 0-issue online, print launch September 2007
MEDIA NETHERLANDS: "The Lancôme competition signalled the official start of the Amsterdam International Fashion Week, but the unofficial programme was launched on Friday night with the UFTA (Underground Fashion Talent Amsterdam) show. Although most of the fashion shown at this event did not rise above the level of "fun clothing for a night out", the couture shown by autodidact Brian Enrico was a cut above the rest. Divas of all ages modelled black dresses and cat suits with extremely broad shoulders. Hysterically, maybe, but nevertheless a clear statement arriving at just the right time; the extreme shapes of the 1980s are once again in demand." Source: National newspaper 'Volkskrant', Netherlands, Milou van Rossum, 26 January 2007.