Can you smell the fresh flowers and the
lush green leaves? Spring is finally here. And the garden of Vionnet is where
this season kicks off.
In this garden, a myriad of botanical
flowers are left free to roam alongside streaming ivies, twirling with buoyant
vivacity. Walls were painted baby blue and models frolicked in Vionnet’s
dynamic pastels. What a way to set the mood.
“I wanted to bring about a new freshness
and give our heritage a lighter spin,” explained Vionnet owner and creative
director Goga Ashkenazi, who has been with the 105 year old house since Spring
2013. And that is exactly what Ashkenazi did; a creative narrative well-delivered.
Free-flowing drapes and fluid plissés –
house signatures – were once again present. The plissés were featured heavily
on dresses but it was the sporty daywear separates that really stood out. There
was a plethora of loosely-draped tops that when tucked out and paired with
straight-legged pants looked incredibly high fashion. That was deft styling at
play, elongating the female figure to a lean and flattering one.
Trust Goga Ashkenazi to combine comfort,
luxury, and Vionnet’s signature codes that give off high sophistication to
anyone who wears them. Her trademark looks are almost always cut away from the
body but Ashkenazi has artfully managed to make it look flattering still – and
oh-so chic. The fabrics do not cling to your body but rather, they move as your
body moves, allowing for a comfortable and breezy walk. And if you desire some
form, wear the Vionnet “piercing” charm belt to cinch in the waist.
The house of Vionnet has been looking
overwhelmingly exciting of late. And with high class, high fashion, and an
acute eye for modernity, Ashkenazi has managed to make Vionnet one of the looks
of the season.