Bonnie Young blended two different, almost contrasting inspirations for spring. “I wanted to combine the free-spirited feel of the Seventies with the Victorian strictness,” said the designer at her presentation held at TriBeCa’s hip Tutto il Giorno restaurant. Despite the huge time span and extremely different value codes between them, the two eras blended seamlessly in the beautiful lineup, which was infused with a certain, sometimes bucolic, romanticism.
Maxidresses were cut long — a link to Victorian puritanism — and with fluid silhouettes. They included a great organza style worked in a colorful micro-floral pattern and featured maxi cuffs, as well as an ethereal white floor-length mesh frock with a delicate bow scarf at the collar. This came paired with a ponyskin blazer, which introduced a sartorial vibe to the lineup, also echoed in the range of impeccably cut wide-legged pants. Exquisite details enhanced the high-end craftsmanship of the collection, especially evident in an all-over embroidered jacquard bustier dress decorated with small sequins.