La Petite Robe. F|W 2017-2018
Ladies on the go. For the new Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Chiara Boni looked at the chic, international globetrotters of today. Frequent flyers, guests of the most prestigious hotels in the world, they travel the globe in style. Their dynamic, exciting lifestyle inspired the collection, which celebrates independent women armed with an adventurous spirit and an impeccable taste. La Petite Robe’s iconic jersey with its comfort and functionality is strategic in the development of a wardrobe, which is sophisticated and practical at the same time. This season, the brand’s signature fabric is combined with mat and patent faux leather to create charming graphics on the feminine dresses, as well as with velvet for a precious feel. Stretch velvet is also quilted for textured jackets, skirts and coats infused with an elegant attitude. The sinuous shapes of women’s bodies are exalted by the zippers, which decorate necklines and cuffs injecting a graphic twist into the clothes. These can be also pulled up to create feminine peplum details at the waist of the frocks. The evening offering sparkles with metallic accents – silver embellishments are embroidered on the fluid, ample silk georgette sleeves of draped gowns, while silver and gold micro beads enrich a jersey flared cocktail frock. A mannish touch is introduced via the tuxedo-inspired collars and lapels appearing on both the maxi dresses and the season’s iconic range of sensual jumpsuits, shown also with lace cuffs for a touch of romanticism. The lineup’s hyper feminine attitude is exalted by the accessories. Ruffles become maxi roses on clutches and mini handbags crafted from jersey and velvet. The same fabrics are used for the footwear range, including pumps, mules and sandals worked in the collection’s color palette of nocturnal tones with pops of teal and purple.