Bright flowery print mix-ups for spring/summer ’19
Renee Minus White | 10/11/2018, 12:56 p.m.
Italian designer Chiara Boni learned the secrets of the female figure while working at the Parisian ateliers of established couturiers. In the art of design, she is a self-taught creator. Fusing these two points of view resulted in Boni’s collections of signature sexy dresses and separates that discreetly enhance a woman’s body. The sheaths, gowns and pant outfits are simply stunning.
For spring/summer 2019, she mixed gorgeous floral prints and patterns throughout her collection. In full bloom, Boni’s ensembles flowered the runway, every which way, in bold, bright colors. When gowns were inched up, your eyes went to the stylish steppers enhanced with flowery puffs and other dainty accents. Boni developed her design aesthetic in the rebellious London punk spirit of the 1970s. She established her label Chaira Boni La Petite Robe in 2007.
Her company gained universal acclaim and has acquired a cult status with loyal customers and a celebrity following. This collection is available at top U.S. department stores, including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Staying true to its designer’s passion for prints and patterns, Libertine, designed by Johnson Hartig, mixed and matched pieces, colors, geometric prints and graphic patterns for men and women. This LA-based ready-to-wear brand ante ups the fashion game. Hartig immerses himself and those around him in a creative, whimsical trip, with a focus on where old school classics meet new school know-how. In details, the brand works with signature graphics, beadwork and crystal design to pave the way for the current embellishments craze.
Libertine’s in-house designed prints reference art, fashion, history, design, travel, culture and the designer’s love of and work with rescue dogs. Libertine in an internationally recognized brand. Their looks are devoted to cult followers extending from East Coast socialites to West Coast creatives. Their celebrity clients include Usher, Mic Jagger, Taylor Swift, Katie Perry, Gwen Stephanie and others. The brand collaborates with Damien Hirst, Converse and Target. This company likes to rewrite the fashion rules via Libertine’s mindset. They continue to revolutionize the way one thinks of textile design, embellishment and in fact, clothing itself.
Another fashion mix master, Ozlana, an Australian design brand, represents a new category of street couture. They fuse delicate details and elaborate craftsmanship with trendy streetwear. The company is devoted to sustainability of artisan techniques. Their collections show quality fabrications with eclectic and contemporary embellishments. These fun and playful garments feature experimental textiles, youthful silhouettes and beaded accessories. In their designs, they mix a cool and edgy feel with the charm of romantic couture.