With her fall/winter 2015 collection Anna Molinari blurred the lines between haute couture and ready-to-wear. Sweeping gowns twinkled with an electric shine, and their irony thorns were full of levity as their skirts caught the light and sauntered down the runway.
"We are taking the collection in an ever more chic direction which is always more elegant and more refined," Anna Molinari told NOWFASHION backstage, adding that fall/winter was full of couture elements — furs in a soft pastel color palette were like roomy sweaters, the lamé plissé skirts bore expansive trains, flowers stitched on to transparent silky bodices had a Murano-glass look and the magnetic metallic stitching of the evening gowns emphasized a sense of movement that was felt throughout the show.
Catered to a sophisticated traveler with a red carpet agenda, clean silhouettes and leather looks punctuated the collection with a more modern and urban feel, but the focus was more on richness in terms of textures and patterns, swarming embroidery and an overall feeling of romance and sensual movement.
"It seems like haute couture because the collection is filled with accents that are made by hand and carefully hand-stitched. Everything is made in Italy, and I think this infuses the collection with a great deal of value," Molinari enthused.