Milano is officially in turmoil due to the long-awaited Milan Fashion Week, the runways of which began welcoming both models and spectators just a few hours ago with the Blugirl fall/winter 2016-2017 collection unveiled this morning. The current fashion week, as many insiders (or even designers, such as Gucci’s Alessandro Michele) have been revealing throughout this month, will be very likely filled with surprises and intriguing turning points for many fashion houses. One of the very first creative directors who showed up and unveiled her collection is Italian Anna Molinari, a long time habitué at the fancy Milan Fashion Week.
Molinari’s Blugirl fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection may be regarded as a perfect example of her unique point of views on fashion, the purpose being bringing a message of beauty and seduction, according to the fashion designer herself. This latest collection conveys such a message translating it to the clothes in a more contemporary way, making ample usage of some of this year’s trendiest prints and materials.
In terms of prints, Molinari enjoyed playing mainly with big floral and geometric patterns, the latter of which helped the contrasting and color-blocking motifs to increasingly grow and become the collection’s dynamic fil rouge. Although principally showcasing black, nude and white colors, Molinari opted for little touches of red, green and gray mélange, which on the one hand recreate snake leather embellishments, while on the other seem to celebrate the colors of Molinari’s homeland (most of the botanical proposals channel some big fluffy green, white and red flowers that look like the Italian flag).
Instead of leaving it all up to the colors, Molinari explored the vast fabrics too, alternating their textures to enhance the whole collection’s contrasting theme. Aside from some exquisitely delicate total white looks, Molinari’s proposals alternate lace with rich cotton, wool and silky materials, interrupting the rich textures with sensual see-through pieces. Extra-refined organza tunics and tulle skirts add a touch of daintiness to the total-black pieces, defining Molinari’s intention to bring a message of beauty and, at this point, even lightness to the entire collection. Lace gets intricately embroidered with both geometrical and botanical patterns, adding the sensual, yet sophisticated touch of femininity Molinari and her fans have always looked for.
What’s more interesting, however, is the lineup’s impressive attention to details. Anna Molinari put great emphasis on the neckline, hems and sleeves, letting them fully have their time to shine. That’s why the Blugirl FW 2016-17 ready-to-wear collection’s pilgrim and portrait collars got reinvented in a more contemporary way, meaning that instead of showing their rigidness they embraced the collection’s whole beauty concept, becoming less sharp and more fluid instead.
Chocker and ring collars definitely help elongate the silhouette thanks to well-served loads of pleats and at times even petite ribbons. Peplum, butterfly and puffed three-quarter sleeves surely give a vertical twist to the collection, redefining Victorian and Renaissance looks for a more cosmopolitan modern woman. That said, if you are looking for an unforgettable evening frock, sporting one of Molinari’s latest dresses could be the right choice.
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