Italian designer Chiara Boni presented her Fall/Winter 2019 collection for her label Chiara Boni La Petite Robe during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) on Friday, February 8th. Updating her iconic signature stretch jersey fabric in order to guarantee impeccable fit and outstanding comfort, there was only one word that I could come up with to define the entire collection…sensual.
Balancing the military feel of dresses printed with flocked Austrian knots, golden brocades with a 3D effect showed the quintessentially feminine soul of the brand and metallic wallpaper-inspired patterns put the focus on its artsy side. New peplum designs punctuated frocks and skirts with a sculptural effect, which is also conveyed through the roomy silhouettes of architectural coats showing geometric floral patterns. Paying homage to the European tailoring tradition, classic suiting patterns, including herringbones and checks, added a masculine feel to jumpsuits with applied pockets, suits, and frocks, all combining a sartorial attitude with an urban, functional appeal.
The collection’s overall sense of sensuality, sophistication, and luxury was exalted by the color palette, which was focused on deep tones of black, rich red and blue hues, enlightened by sparkling and charming gold accents.