How can a designer create the most beautiful, pretty, sexy, delicate and chic dresses of the season, and on the other side the most tacky outfits, all in the same collection?
That is what Anna Molinari seems to have achieved with Blumarine’s Fall/Winter 09 collection. You must have noticed that I tend to be quite partial with fashion: it is a love or hate, black or white, Marmite-like relationship.
This collection represents all I love about Italian fashion: the elegance, not effortless admittedly, but embraced. Yet, the border between sexy and tacky is so easily crossed. And even with humour, the total look bright-pink-turquoise-leopard-mini is, erm, too much.
I told you my coup de coeur for Marni, but Milan Fashion Week has more to be talked about. Blumarine is a special case study this season, and as I can see all my dream dresses on the left, I cannot understand why anyone would want to wear any of the outfits on the right side.
French Riviera meets Pop art meets Balmain just doesn’t look right to me.
Photos from style.com.