Blugirl’s creative director Anna Molinari just overwhelmed us with strong summery vibes unveiling her newest Blugirl spring/summer 2017 collection at Milan Fashion Week. Full of life like her previous Blugirl pre-spring 2017 line-up, yet slightly more mature and at times even sultrier than it, this collection seems to be suggesting us traveling the world, as all of its proposals celebrate those who have a globetrotter heart and a free-spirited soul.
This 42-piece collection is, in fact, extremely well variegated, with garments varying both in lines and colors. All of the pieces share, however, common themes. Besides the travelling motif, which also varies according to different destinations, this Blugirl spring 2017 collection also features Anna Molinari’s omnipresent floral patterns (many often refer to her as the “Queen of Roses”), strong ethnic-inspired patterns and a sense of verticality, which inevitably elongates all of the collection’s silhouettes.
As for the color palette, the collection is equally diverse, with Anna Molinari employing an abounding amount of different shades and often mixing them all together. She managed to skillfully combine soft pastel hues with richer, bolder colors, such as red, brown and mustard yellow, framing everything with a bright white hue that fancifully helps highlight all of the darker proposals.
While the white designs still remind us of most of the Blumarine pre-spring 2017 proposals, this time around Molinari opted for a few total black ensembles too, evolving her Blugirl twenty-something girl into a more mature, cosmopolitan kind of woman.
The Blugirl spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection may be thus divided into four sections. The first one quickly introduces us to Molinari’s vertical lines, the black and white patterns of which catapult us to an unexpectedly warm summer in Northern Europe. Long parkas, leggings worn underneath boho-chic-inspired, off-the-shoulder dresses, cozy culottes and laced shirts with puffed-up shoulders seem to be made for all of the girls are in love with Berlin or Copenhagen, or for those who are planning to travel to these cities next summer.
The second part of the collection, on the other hand, favors horizontal over vertical stripes, the multicolored shades of which create an appealing contrast with the loads of black sheer fabrics Molinari utilized to enhance the figures. The designer still has the northern European capitals in mind here, while at the same time focusing on their multicultural backgrounds.
Ethnic-inspired motifs and stripes find instead their way to shine and happily coexist through the collection’s third part, where preppy frilly looks, layered cuts and shorter hems catapult us in southern Europe, whether we are dreaming about Provence in France, or about Anna Molinari’s beloved Capri in Italy. Here fresher looks meet Blugirl’s older sister Blumarine’s elegance, with long, tasseled necklaces and plunging V-necklines balancing the long, floor-length gowns.
The Blugirl spring/summer 2017 collection’s forth part is, instead, all about eclectic designs and jocose colors, the outcomes of which make us think about the sunny and wild shores of the Caribbean and South America. Here Anna Molinari is definitely not afraid to dare with quirky color-block motifs, ultra bright floral patterns and ethereally voluminous fabrics, which indeed were rays of sunshine on this rainy, dreary Milanese day.
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