"The colors are vibrant and there is a little influence of Latin America,” said Vionnet owner and creative director Goga Ashkenazi of resort. While silhouettes had a Forties and Seventies feel, Ashkenazi actually took cues from a dress designed by Madeleine Vionnet in the Twenties featuring a horse motif. She used this in several ways, from a striking print on a belted cotton top and a bias-cut dress to a leather intarsia on a ponyskin cape. Elsewhere, Ashkenazi played with surface details by embellishing a pair of flared pants with hand-painted plastic petals.
Vionnet Resort shows off their feminine roots with a sleek modernity. This season the Vionnet woman poses alongside an arch of flowers, reflecting the feminine 1940s and 1970s inspired silhouettes. Skirts fall at the 3/4 length while separates show some skin with cropped tops and sheer lace effects. The label goes back to its heritage with bias cuts and draping while kimono inspired sleeves and color-blocking bring a cool vibe to the season. Accessories for resort include detachable knit collars, leather or grosgrain belts and embroidered knit headscarves.
Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories
Photos: Courtesy of VIONNET
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