BY. Bonnie Young Spring 2017 RTW. The newly launched label combined the free-spirited vibe with exquisite details and high-end craftsmanship.
BY. Bonnie Young, the newly launched label by designer Bonnie Young, is full of pieces that would make less easy to look great. Comprised of easy to mix separates, the line launched early in 2016. Her design perspective is rooted in a modern point of view – for women who look for great versatile pieces to add to her wardrobe.
Having started in the industry (working for Ralph Lauren in 1992) before moving to Donna Karan, where she worked alongside the designer at Donna Karan Collection for sixteen years (half of which she spent as Creative Director), helping shape the iconic label’s direction as a shopping destination for smart women. After she left Karan in 2007, Young launched a children’s line, and once she discovered that mothers wanted to shop it for themselves, she decided to take a singular new venture – to designing proper collection for women.
When it comes to the collection, less is more for Young. Wide leg trousers appear somewhat simple but drape perfectly and silk maxi dresses form a collection that’s so concise, so chic, and so beautifully put together. For Spring 2017, she was inspired by the juxtaposition of ’70s freedom and the Victorian strictness. 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. Take a look 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. Exquisite details enhanced the high-end craftsmanship of the collection. Considering this, the pieces are meant to live in a woman’s wardrobe forever and are appropriate no matter what age.