In the late morning of a quiet sunny day in January, while the Fortezza da Basso in Florence is teeming with stylish men seeking to be photographed, the dark hall of the Dogana in Via Valfonda has been transformed into a secret garden looking like a small corner of paradise on earth and by a white curtain opened on a huge garden of peonies comes out the Chiara Boni’s “petal-women”. Finally, after a long time passed preparing the Roman high fashion collections and the Milan prêt-a-porter ones, Chiara Boni is back in Florence with a special event for the 13th edition of Pitti Woman, in which she presents her “La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni“ fall winter 2014 collection.
|Pitti W Special Event – La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni fall winter 2014|
As in a fairytale garden, between frogs (maybe princes?) and flying insects, the lycra outfits by Chiara Boni enchant the audience of buyers and clients, among which there are her best friends, who immediately applauded at the sight of ruching and ruffles that created very particular silhouettes similar to corollas of flowers.
|Pitti W Special Event – La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni fall winter 2014 – scenic design|
|Pitti W Special Event – La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni fall winter 2014 – the beginning of the show|
The four main themes emerging from the collection are:
classic bon-ton, with elegant, but versatile dresses, perfect from morning to the evening with a simple change of accessories;
daring dresses, with plunging necklines or mischievous transparencies, designed for self-confident women who like the sensual side of their body, without being vulgar;
romantic mood, with colored contrasting inserts or timeless details like floral lace and flared sleeves;
and finally haute couture, decorated long evening gowns that don’t betray the versatility of the brand.
The color palette explores the main shades of pink such as geranium, powder and nude, both in solid colors or in combination with black. The attention to detail, finally, is not limited to the cut of the clothes, but goes through accessories such as the retro bonnets or the shoes produced under license by the Florentine NR Rapisardi footwear brand with the same fabrics of La Petite Robe dresses, emphasizing once again the strong bond between Chiara Boni and her hometown.
|Ermanno (Daelli) Scervino hugging Chiara Boni in the backstage |
|The Italian singer Malika Ayane in the backstage|
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion Commentator