When the Italians inducted the phrase la dolce vita into mainstream vocabulary back in the ’60s, the idea of living life to the fullest wasn’t new per se. As they say in Latin, carpe diem. More recently in millennial social media speak? #YOLO. What it goes to show though, is how compelling that feel-good, wind-in-the-hair attitude to living life is. And given that a new bag — or anything from a dress to a pair of shoes for that matter — can too put a spring in its wearer’s step, it seems only fitting that Bonia, with la dolce vita on its Spring/Summer ’19 moodboard, emerges with its most irreverent collection yet.
On the plate this season: vibrant hues and whimsical prints, informed by Italy’s idyllic nature, farmer’s markets, and of course, its well-loved food repertoire. By our books, the collection’s Brilliante crossbody — a roomy but sleek flap bag — gets a vote purely for the invigorating colours they come in (sunshine yellow, a punchy powder blue, an elegant maroon and, classic options of caramel and black), while the fish-print bucket bag is a no-brainer for days your outfit — or mood — needs an instant pick-me-up. The season’s backpacks are topped with cheeky helpings of pineapple, banana and cherry motifs, and the collection’s most evening appropriate style, the Palma satchel, boasts cool insouciance given its soft pastel hues.
With their uber functional designs — think multi-ways to carry, per style — Bonia’s offering is tipped not just for nine-to-five, but even as the versatile, go-to accessory you’ll want for your travels. You know, for when you choose to live la dolce vita.
Browse above, and shop the collection at Bonia stores.