The beautiful dresses by American/Italian designer Kimberley Von Koontz caught me eye when I visited the MeMy showroom in Paris. Kimberley is based in Milan and speaks fluent Italian. Her designs are timeless and elegant, I wanted to wear her entire collection. Again, I had to wait 4 months to be able to show you these pictures so you’re in for a treat!
Ah…the MeMy showroom was a dream. I felt like I was in candy land, eye-candy-land. There was a lovely designer around every corner showcasing their exquisite pieces, waiting for the right buyers ‘acheter’ to chose their collection for their boutiques. I wanted to support them all but I had to be brutal. The Von Koontz collection sent me on a style high and I nearly, so close, chose the label for my boutique. Maybe next time, I hope.
This was my favourite dress from her AW10 collection. A modern dress in a timeless hue, the perfect little cocktail dress. Can you see my blue patent Pauric Sweeney bag in the background or are you distracted by the colourful dresses?
You know how much I love nude, this colour is my perenial favourite. This silk dress is a classic, I can see the First Lady wearing this.
Here’s the back, or backless, what a charming dress. The length is perfect and there’s a slit for the lady who likes to take big strides, like me =)
Sorry if you don’t like fur, but we’re talking about an Italian designer. You know how much Italians love fur. This furry scarf is really sweet. The black spikes are made from bone and joined by a leather chain to the fur scarf. I’m wearing my Miss Sixty cardigan, Nudie jeans and vintage accessories.
Here’s a close-up of the neck piece. Again, I love.
Meet the beautiful designer – Kimberley Von Koontz.
Here’s Kimberley modeling her gorgeous reversible wool coat for me. Don’t you love her booties! Europeans are so fashionable.
This printed sleeveless dress channels 60s mod and is remniscent of a certain exoskeleton.. the neckpiece is the one I was wearing.
For fur lovers, this short-sleeve jacket stole my heart. It’s also reversible and so warm. It was freezing outside in Paris, I wanted to buy this from her show rack and coccon myself in it. The reason why I decided not to stock this amazing label is fur. Melbournians are still quite sensitive when it comes to animal hides, so I decided to put the label on hold.
I hope to see Kimberley again at Fashion Week in September!
Dear reader, let me know your views on fur.