MONNALISA – Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
We have been huge fans of Monnalisa for a few years now, and today I would like to share the stunning Spring/ Summer 2015 collection with you. Both my girls have been sent a few items which I chose and really think they suit them both and reflect their personalities too.
If you haven’t heard of Monnalisa, here is a bit information about this Italian fashion brand. Monnalisa, a leading high-range childrenswear company, set up at Arezzo in 1968 is distributed in over 60 countries all over the world through own flagship stores (Milan, Arezzo, Florence, Forte dei Marmi, Neaples, New York, Los Angeles), exclusive international department stores and over 1,000 multi-brand boutiques.
The company closed 2013 with a turnover of 39 million Euro (forecast for 2014: 40 million Euro) with export taking 65% of the total production. Top-quality and interesting fashion contents go alongside with noticeable investments in research and development, great sensibility.
Monnalisa’s modern retro: neoprene net patterns, new honeycombs
Monnalisa’s Spring/Summer collection is vintage inspired and brings about fun cues of classics of the past by relaunching them with playful freshness.
Dresses are shaped with ductile neoprene net patterns that emulate honeycombs. Skirts are high-waisted in resemblance to the 50s or are lightly supported as if to conceal/reveal crinoline slips.
The modern parkas or technical bombers are covered by light lace reminding us of old threadwork patterns. Frock coats make their return and are slightly trapeze-shaped just as those worn by post war actresses.
Flowers and prints triumph as happily as in the 70s. Also, for festive occasions we have total white or lurex of the 80s. Monnalisa girls greet the new season with the enchanting grace of a fresh and contemporary wardrobe with echoes of nostalgic elegance.
The Bebe line (3-36 months)
tells so many sweet stories: one cherry brings about another one, printed on poplin or embroidered on tulle for delightful outfits; bouquets of pansies mixed with wisteria colour stripes, and long stem flowers applied on jersey fabric for young romantic ones; sorbet colours mixed with an animalier touch for growing baby brats; lace with applied sequins and multicolour piquet prints for tireless playful girls that are full of solar energy.
Prints: what a passion! Monnalisa cobalt blue sateen (2-12 years old) is rendered bright by elegant daisies, alongside precious striped ottomans, or is declined on the flounces of full-fashioned knitwear.
Peach flowers are cleverly mixed with touches of animal print. Seductive butterflies gleam like art jewels. They are sky blue just like the bombers doubled with candid lace.
The energy of the summer bursts out on flowery skirts and on lace with applied sequins. In them, tropical colours triumph and are also present on mixed colour sweatshirts. For cooler evenings, there are extra light jackets, flowery overcoats and bombers. Also, slim fitting jackets are reproposed with sinuous lace.
Monnalisa Chic (4-16 years old)
is inspired on the sophisticated dress code of the most awaited events of the fashion system. There are incredible flared skirts in precious striped ottomans, georgette pads that embellish tulle dresses and linen fabrics rendered bright by lurex threadings that bring about an unstoppable silvermania inspired on gala dinners of the principality of Monaco.
Optical white is used for organza dresses or slim lace blazers for a party inspired on those attended by Hollywood divas hiding behind delightful glasses.
There are also prints on candid jersey t-shirts. The dresses inspired on floral themes are certainly Fashion Week dresses. They are astonishing due to the innovative use of grid pattern neoprene for the pasty flowers printed on tulle fabric and for refined organza enhanced by contrasting linings.
The Jakioo tween (6-16 years old)
is an impertinent young girl who flaunts leopard print touches, streetwear sweatshirts and “rock me” writings. Yet, deep inside she would like to find a gentleman who can take her to a dance party: cut roses, flared tulle skirts and shiny bezels, all expose her romantic dreams.
And for those who love lace, there is a theme with threadwork declinations in dazzling Rio colours, with touches of exotic feathers, pineapples and college inspired phrases. Yes, although we may be fashionistas, we most definitely like going to school!
My girls presenting Monnalisa SS15 Collection
There was lots of excitement before both girls unpacked their gifts as you can imagine!
Isabelle wearing a Monnalisa Chic Dress BON TON (PANNA BLU) ABITO C/FIOCCO 187.00, a Jacket BASICO BIMBA GIACCA BON TON in white 103.00 and navy SHOES JUNIOR SANDALO SVAROWSKY 118.00.
Olivia was gifted a Dress FASHION (MULTICOLOR+DUFFY DUCK) ABITO HAPPY 95.00, a Jacket BASICO BIMBA GIACCA BON TON in green 103.00, Trousers FASHION (MULTICOLOR+DUFFY DUCK) PANTALONI ST. FIORI in white 87.00 and Shoes SHOES BIMBA SANDALO BOUQUET+FIOCCHI 118.00.
Both girls were so much in love with their new Monnalisa outfits that insisted on wearing them to the NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES DREAMWORKS DRAGONS RACE TO THE EDGE premiere not long ago, where their outfits were admired by many!
Photo Credit @ Doug Peters dougpeters.photo
Stay tuned for the autumn/winter 2015 collection, coming soon!