BoConcept Chelsea Lavishly Hosts Launch of Brunger Line

by MICHELLE MCKELVEY · July 17, 2009

[Patrick McMullan, Anita Sarko, Sam Bolton, Mike Battaglia, Shaokao Cheng. Photos by PATRICK MCMULLAN and JONATHON ZIEGLER for PMc] Last night, Sally and Andrew Brunger took the fall fashion scene by storm at BoConcept Chelsea with their new line, The Brungers, a men's knitwear line dedicating to dressing tall, slender men in stylish, fitted cuts and finer threads (like alpaca and Italian merino wool). Guests dabbled over flutes of champagne, sported neon sweaters (see Patrick McDonald...quite the statement, but we love it!)

The contemporary collection simultaneously stemmed from Andrew Brunger's constant complaint that most swanky sweaters available on the market sported a lackluster color palette and patterns cookie cut for boxy American men (And, you know what? We have to agree). Wheels turned, lightbulbs lit and the couple traveled back to the 60's and 70's to identify a stronger inspiration for their product, with an edge and statement (think British couture color sense meets fabulous Fellini movies). All in all, if your sleeves are a tad short or knitwear hanging around your body like a bag? The Brungers have you covered (literally-and in style, no less).

Patrick McMullan, Andrew Brunger, Sally Randall Brunger, Patrick McDonald Patrick McMullan, Andrew Brunger, Sally Randall Brunger, Patrick McDonald

Trez Thomas, Dylan Hundley, Walter Thomas Trez Thomas, Dylan Hundley, Walter Thomas

Patrick McMullan, Patrick McDonaldChris Goercke, Dylan Hundley Patrick McMullan, Patrick McDonald, Chris Goercke, Dylan Hundley

Chris McGovern, Lauren Serebrenik, Sam Hamadeh Chris McGovern, Lauren Serebrenik, Sam Hamadeh

Douglas Keisler, Patrick McDonald Douglas Keisler, Patrick McDonald

Amy Rosi, Peter Rosenthal, Susan Ashbrook Amy Rosi, Peter Rosenthal, Susan Ashbrook

Adrienne Austermann, Annette Parkhurst, Patrick Askin Adrienne Austermann, Annette Parkhurst, Patrick Askin

Angel Zimick, Sally Randall Brunger, Nancy Bacich Angel Zimick, Sally Randall Brunger, Nancy Bacich

Courtney Maier, Sally Randall Brunger, Niki Cheng, Patrick McDonald Courtney Maier, Sally Randall Brunger, Niki Cheng, Patrick McDonald

Candace Mills, William ClarkMauricio Bengelmans, Sara Bengelmans Candace Mills, William Clark          Mauricio Bengelmans, Sara Bengelmans

Chris McGovern, Sam Hamadeh Chris McGovern, Sam Hamadeh

Michael Rawson, Courtney MaierChris Goercke, Dylan Hundley Michael Rawson, Courtney Maier, Chris Goercke, Dylan Hundley

Annette Parkhurst, Adrienne Austermann, Patrick Askin Annette Parkhurst, Adrienne Austermann, Patrick Askin

Partyy!!

Joey Ranzenbach, Sam Hamadeh, Chris McGovern Joey Ranzenbach, Sam Hamadeh, Chris McGovern

Lincoln Palsgrove IV, Sam Bolton, Patrick McDonald Lincoln Palsgrove IV, Sam Bolton, Patrick McDonald

Douglas Keisler, Patrick McDonald Douglas Keisler, Patrick McDonald

Shaokao Cheng, Lauren SerebreniSam Hamadeh, Joey Ranzenbach Shaokao Cheng, Lauren Serebreni, Sam Hamadeh, Joey Ranzenbach

Michael Rawson, Sally Randall Brunger, Andrew Brunger Michael Rawson, Sally Randall Brunger, Andrew Brunger

Stuart Argabright, Noyuri Tokiwa, Sally Randall Brunger Stuart Argabright, Noyuri Tokiwa, Sally Randall Brunger

Scott Curley, Eric Ewell, Brendan Feely Scott Curley, Eric Ewell, Brendan Feeley

Sally Randall Brunger, Juliana PratherWesley Rowell, Jennifer Moore Sally Randall Brunger, Juliana Prather, Wesley Rowell, Jennifer Moore

Dylan Hundley, Sally Randall Brunger Dylan Hundley, Sally Randall Brunger

Sam Hamadeh, Lauren Serebrenik Sam Hamadeh, Lauren Serebrenik

Amy Rosi, Peter Rosenthal, Susan Ashbrook Amy Rosi, Peter Rosenthal, Susan Ashbrook

Brendan Feeley, Scott Curley, Eric Ewell Brendan Feeley, Scott Curley, Eric Ewell

Trey Speegle, Peg Cafferty, David Ilku Trey Speegle, Peg Cafferty, David Ilku

Teller Thomas Teller Thomas

Dylan Hundley, Patrick McMullan, Sally Randall Brunger Dylan Hundley, Patrick McMullan, Sally Randall Brunger

Trez Thomas, Dylan Hundley, Walter Thomas Trez Thomas, Dylan Hundley, Walter Thomas

Michael Rawson, Lincoln Palsgrove IV Michael Rawson, Lincoln Palsgrove IV

Peg Cafferty, Trey Speegle, David Ilku Peg Cafferty, Trey Speegle, David Ilku

Teller Thomas, Walter Thomas, Prez Thomas Teller Thomas, Walter Thomas, Prez Thomas

Patrick McDonald, Anita Sarko, Sam Bolton Patrick McDonald, Anita Sarko, Sam Bolton