By Chere Di Boscio
I was recently lucky enough to spend nearly a month in Tulum, arguably the most magical part of Mexico and home to boho chic fashionistas like Francesca Bonato and her husband, Nicolas Malleville, who own the sustainably luxurious hotel Coqui Coqui and the organic perfumery of the same name.
A native of Italy, Francesca also has her own accessories and fashion line, Hacienda Montecristo, which is sold at the hotel. Her all-natural, locally made range for beach babes has won admirers from Cara Delevigne to Heidi Klum, and her boho-chic style hasn’t escaped the attention of large Canadian brand Club Monaco, who have asked Francesca to collaborate on a capsule collection.
For this, Francesca has designed a limited-edition range of covetable clothing, jewellery and accessories exclusive to ClubMonaco to be sold in their stores around the world, and on their website too.
Like the Hacienda Montaecristo line, each piece is handmade using traditional techniques by the people of Mexico, and is inspired by the sultry sights, sounds, and culture of the Yucatan.
The collection embodies easy, organic style that transitions seamlessly from days lounging by the beach to nights spent under the stars.
A launch party for the collaboration was held at the Club Monaco store in SoHo, where Chanel Iman, Hilary Rhoda, Erin Heatherton, Harley Viera-Newton, and Anja Rubik stopped by to check out the collection.
Some of our favourite pieces included the embroidered peasant blouses, the woven leather sandals and bags and delicate filigree earrings. The idea of wearing these ethnic–and ethical–pieces all summer makes us yearn for the hotter weather even more.
For more information about Hacienda Montaecristo & Club Monaco, please click here.