MILAN – Anna Molinari's muse got a futuristic makeover for Spring/Summer 2016.
The designer's iconic floral prints were drenched in black – laser cut and embroidered flowers were strewn over dresses in a nonchalant spray.
Large bomber jackets with exaggerated droopy pockets were thrown over shimmering ball gowns and cotton canvas black and beige skirts were tailored in a couture spirit, despite the comfort first fabric.
A real breath of fresh air, in comparison to Molinari's long line of ultra-feminine upbeat Italian signora collections, we actually got a little glimmer of some tomboyish elegance that can appeal to today's easy, casual demographic and the gals that wear Stan Smith Adidas from day to night.
A mixed bag of looks, Molinari's collection was punctuated with flamboyant rainbow prints from the groovy seventies. Transparent bias cut dresses and retro pantsuits were updated with baggy denim trench coats and pantsuits.
Commercially viable looks abounded – especially in terms of black and white evening wear gowns in silk duchesse and satin and provocative cocktail dresses accentuated with asymmetrical swathes of satin or silk and glittery waves of beads.