The Spring Summer 2022 season marks a new beginning for designer Patricia Bonaldi and her fashion label, PatBO. Curated for every celebratory moment of a bride’s wedding experience – from the bachelorette party to the honeymoon – this beachy bridal capsule collection consists of swimwear and dresses in a pristine color palette of bridal whites. We had a chat with Patricia to learn more about the 2022 bridal capsule collection and the inspiration behind her designs.
GO: What is your favorite dress in this collection and why?
A: It’s so hard to choose! Definitely one of my favorites has to be the brand’s signature Beach Dress. This dress features strategically placed cut-outs and stretch lycra fabric that offers an excellent fit. Alessandra Ambrosio wore this at New Year’s Eve and this dress has been a best seller since going live on Pre Order. I love it because it’s the perfect piece for a bride’s bachelorette, wedding weekend or honeymoon!
GO: What did you like about designing this collection?
A: It is important for me to dress the PatBO customer for all of her celebratory life moments. This last year, many of our followers and clients had to put their wedding plans on pause; but now as travel restrictions ease and warmer weather approaches, we are starting to see brides resume their wedding planning and I look forward to being a part of her special day!
GO: Where did you draw inspiration from for this season?
A: This collection was born out of the seemingly endless requests to make the brand’s most beloved styles in all-white. Inspired by my Brazilian heritage you will see references of the ocean with acrylic seashell-shaped hardware and metallic mesh fabrics that shimmer in the sun. The intricate details such as hand-embroidered floral motifs and silk trim pay homage to the brand’s DNA .
GO: What trends are you looking forward to seeing on brides?
A: Weddings are so personal and I would love to see brides be more playful with different silhouettes, materials and even prints. Detailed hand-embroidery, textures and bold colors are a signature of my brand and we have many customers who wear our dresses to weddings as guests. I would love to see more of this with our brides.
GO: Do you offer custom designs?
A: I have been doing custom designs in our Brazilian Atelier for almost 20 years. This is something I look forward to doing once we open retail here in the US.
GO: Who and what inspires you as a designer?
A: My Brazilian heritage inspires each collection. My original prints draw on iconic motifs from tropical flowers, landscapes and colors. Dedication to preserving the art of craftsmanship is a guiding principle here at PatBO. Today, hundreds of local artisans are employed in my hometown of Uberlandia where they hand-bead and design each collection. Their passion and love inspire me to keep designing.
GO: Who is your fashion icon?
Shop the PatBO 2022 bridal capsule collection at patbo.com.