BON CHIC BON GENRE – FW 21 A Hymn to Freedom
October 27, 2021: In this house, which played host to huge concerts in the 50s, 60s and 70s, today you can hear only birdsong. Casa Gomis is also known as La Ricarda, a reference to the lagoon that sits in front of it. More than three centuries old, this aquifer area is one of the last untouched open spaces in the Delta del Llobregat.
The roof’s vaulting is arranged in perfect balance with the waving tops of the surrounding pine trees. These iconic shapes skim over the landscape.
The varied colours of the glass and ceramics in the gallery is the liveliest element of the design; together with the hues used for the interior, they are reminiscent of the Weekend Max Mara Bon Chic collection's palette. An authentically preppy style, designed over yarn-dyed fabrics and check patterns, where lace detailing shirts and balloon sleeves demonstrate a new-found penchant for bon chic and bon genre clothing. Inspired by modern aristocratic influence, the Bon chic Bon genre wardrobe brings a fresh sensibility to signature preppy style – paying tribute to the enduring appeal of classic heritage pieces while satisfying our new-found penchant for the daily wear. From the ‘70s inspired patterned cape, traditional checked tailoring is redefined with added ease while charming lace details and voluminous proportions add a light touch to essential shirting.
Over time, especially during the last years of Franco's dictatorship, La Ricarda became a refuge for Catalan intellectuals, a hymn to freedom that the blackbirds now sing while they flit over the house, flying in from the river.
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