In a moment of severe global uncertainty, Chiara Boni La Petite Robe gives its contribution to the Made in Italy system deciding, after several seasons of shows in New York, to host a runway show in Italy, on the evening of September 9th in a prestigious and special location.
For the occasion, fashion designer Chiara Boni returns to one of her most beloved destinations, Forte dei Marmi, the Tuscan luxurious sea resort where she spent the happy, long summers of her childhood. The refined beach of the five-star Augustus Hotel, which used to be the favorite lido of the Agnelli family and which was mentioned several times in Susanna Agnelli’s bestseller “Vestivamo alla marinara,” becomes the unique set for an intimate and personal runway show, celebrating that timeless elegance which is deeply linked with the lifestyle of the Versilia.
That effortless and spontaneous sophistication, emerging from Fifties and Sixties’ pictures shot at Forte Dei Marmi’s legendary Capannina, but also beautifully depicted by Sunanna Agnelli’s book, is the protagonist of the Chiara Boni La Petite Robe Spring/Summer 2021 collection.
The delicate light of a late summer’s afternoon and the gold tone of the sand of Forte Dei Marmi’s iconic beach reflect in the palette chosen for the runway show: graceful white cream tones matched with lightweight shades of beige. It’s a celebration of the lightness and carefreeness of a season, filling the heart with joy and serenity.
For the summer 2021, in keeping with the identity of the brand, Chiara Boni La Petite Robe embraces a very refined yet always comfortable and functional aesthetic.
The label’s iconic jersey, a mix of practicality, impeccable fit and environmental sustainability, gets softer and lighter to give shape to fluid, relaxed silhouettes. One-shoulder dresses enriched with feminine draping or seductive dolman sleeves add a touch of refined charm. Sarong-like skirts are paired with sophisticated swimming suits revealing sculpted bodices or soft bows, while jersey mini skirts are enriched with voluminous tulle frills and tails caressing the sand. Tailoring-inspired cuts define the double-breasted blazers matched with cigarette pants and sartorial patterns give an elegant vibe to jumpsuits cinched at the waist with coordinated belts. Revealing hyper feminine silhouettes, chic frocks evoke Fifties’ elegance, while a sustainable fluid silk is crafted for soft, languid pants worn with collarless polo shirts and short tunics.
If the show focuses on monochromatic looks, the showroom vibrates with bright tones of hot pink, cobalt blue and green, as well as more discreet and timeless shades of flax, bronze and denim. Sartorial prints are juxtaposed to the feminine attitude of floral motif infused with a joyful, elegant vibe.