PatBo Spring Summer 2023 – New York Fashion Week
For Patricia Bonaldi the PatBO Spring Summer 2023 Runway Collection is both a forward-looking evolution and a continuation of the return to her couture beginnings.
Rooted in traditional artisan craft and inspired by the 1960’s, the Spring 2023 Collection is a masterful mix of textures and time through hand beading and embroidery combined with high-tech fabrics and cutouts. A black and white palette with pops of kinetic color and psychedelic print, geometric cut-outs and handmade flowers evoke a sensorial journey influenced by decades past, with a nod to the futuristic.
Each of the 39 looks, all handcrafted by the artisans at Bonaldi’s Brazilian atelier, proudly show off their depth of skill with intricate beading, silk flower appliqués and avant-garde construction. The “sculpture” mini dress is constructed entirely of beads, with no underlying fabric holding its structure. The gems become the garment, manipulated through skillful hand embroidery.
With icons like Catherine Deneuve, Twiggy and Jane Birkin as muses, the collection reflects elements of their stylish spontaneity, modernity and sense of ease in luxury. Denim is treated with intricate beading; easy-to-wear shift dresses are embellished with ornate appliqués and faux pearl straps; and slinky evening shapes are seen in extravagantly adorned tech fabric and hand beaded fringe. The finale look, a pop pink floor-grazing fringe gown made from individually hand-strung glass tube beads took more than two months of work to complete.
Bonaldi delivers an optimistic collection that marries wearable silhouettes and fabrics with fanciful embellishment and technical exhibitionism. Ease and extravagance converge with joyful results.
The PatBO Spring 2023 Runway show, was the brand’s third NYFW showing and took place on September 10th, 12 noon EST at The Atrium at Surrogate’s Court.
The Spring 2023 Collection will be available for pre order on PatBO.com starting on Sunday, September 11 for a limited period.
Venue: The Atrium at Surrogate’s Court
Production: Barlow & Sons
Communications: Savannah Engel PR
Stylist: Caitlin Burke
Casting: Stefanie Stein
Makeup: Charlie Riddle (Global Beauty Director and Head of Artistry) for Stila
Hair: Cutler Hair
Nails: Auda B Beauty
Photographer: Darian DiCianno/BFA, Dan Lecca/Gregoire Avenel
Videographer: R.B. Umali
Music: Max Blum