Looking to pack some resort wear you won't see coming and going this summer? Tucked behind Worth Avenue in Palm Beach Florida in a Via sits an all white arctic blast of a store, Key Leaf. The Via Amore shop may be airy and white, but it serves as the perfect backdrop for the brightly printed warm weather clothing that tempts from the racks within. The silk, chiffon and georgette printed resort clothing and bathing suit collection changes seasonally by theme. The concept of sister duo Adriana and Claudia Chaparro Pignalosa, the print collection shifts seasonally according to the inspiration they find in nature. 2012 is all about insects, and past collections have been ignited by a passion for birds and exotic fruits. By varying the all-over prints and playing with scale, the lively patterns are inventive and interesting with a kick of color.
The fashionable pair earned their design chops at Central Saint Martins in London and Cordwainers College, and collectively worked for Prada and Vuitton. From there, the Columbian-Italian sisters set out to create a wearable collection for warm weather living full of joie de vivre, flirtiness and sophistication. I think they have achieved it. I first saw their designs when mom picked my up in the airport wearing a wonderful printed silk day dress with fleeting butterflies and a ribbon-edged cap sleeve. Their collection is available through their Palm Beach shop and also through their shopping site here. The perfect clothing to wear when the mercury rises.
Adriana and Claudia
Sunny colors and prints will lure you off Via Amore to see what blooms inside.
The Palm Beach store will tempt you with bright dresses for each day of the week.
The Dubai Dress
The Saint Barts Dress
The Positano Dress
Fancy a romper? The Baru Playsuit
The Milan Dress with insects
The Cannes Dress from the Insect collection is a favorite of mine.
Another shot of The Milan Dress in Blue Butterflies