The beach of the Augustus Hotel, mentioned several times in Susanna Agnelli’s bestseller Vestivamo Alla marinara, serves as the set for Boni’s runway show
Though ‘La Dolce Vita’ in Italy has been tarnished by the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the country’s citizens express the admiration of their mother country with its facets and qualities through emotional gestures. Italian designer Chiara Boni La Petite Robe emphasizes re-birth by showcasing her Spring Summer 2021 collection in Italy, after several shows in New York. For the catwalk spectacle, the designer returns to the Forte dei Marmi, unveiling her private bond to the country and giving an insight into her childhood. The Tuscan sea resort had been a destination where she spent summers of her childhood together with her family.
The beach of the Augustus Hotel, which was mentioned several times in Susanna Agnelli’s bestseller ‘Vestivamo Alla marinara’, serves as the set for Boni’s runway show, acknowledging the elegance rooted in the lifestyle of the Versilia. The Fifties and Sixties’ pictures shot at Forte dei Marmi’s Capannina, and the region’s atmosphere depicted by Sunanna Agnelli’s roman, act as protagonists of the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Spring/Summer 2021 collection. The pieces bring the region’s landscape to life and dress the models in emotions and memories.
The lights of a summer’s afternoon and the gold tone of the sand of Forte dei Marmi’s beach are captured in the color palette chosen for the show: white cream tones matched with shades of beige, awaking monochromatic chic. «It is a celebration of the lightness and carefreeness of a season, filling the heart with joy and serenity». The designs for La Petite Robe underline the brand’s key-aesthetic, captivating with comfort and functionality. Practicality and environmental sustainability build the foundation of the collection. Casualty and fluidity are guiding aspects of the silhouettes and material selection – jersey. In other looks, the monochromatic aesthetic is broken with shades of pinks, cobalt blue, and green, flax, bronze, or denim.
One-shoulder dresses enriched with feminine draping or dolman sleeves add a twist of charm to the simplicity. Skirts are paired with swimming suits revealing a woman’s sophistication, while jersey mini-skirts are decorated with tulle frills and tails caressing the sand. Tailoring-inspired cuts define the double-breasted blazers matched with cigarette pants. For the jumpsuits which are cinched at the waist with belts, sartorial patterns merge elegance with casualty. Frocks evoke Fifties’ chic, while sustainable silk is crafted for pants worn with collarless polo shirts and tunics.View the gallery