“Metamorphosis” was the title of Anna Molinari’s spring collection for Blumarine and, true to her word, an entertaining evolution transpired on the runway. What started out as a parade of festive Fifties ladies with a South American slant — kitschy but cute fit and flare silhouettes in festive florals — abruptly changed to bunga bunga numbers in teensy neon Neoprene shorts and crop tops. An interlude of Miami matron pajama looks followed. Perhaps a girl-becomes-woman or day-to-night narrative was afoot? Nope. Back to bunga bunga for the finale, this time in head-to-toe black or white.

It read like a celebration of all things over-the-top. The mini handbags sewn onto the rear end of biker shorts, and faux-fur boleros worn over sequined bandeaux and biker shorts — midriffs bare — implied a sense of humor on Molinari’s part. There were a lot of smiles in the crowd. Less on the runway. Those 3-D floral embroideries looked like they itched.

“Metamorphosis” was the title of Anna Molinari’s spring collection for Blumarine and, true to her word, an entertaining evolution transpired on the runway. What started out as a parade of festive Fifties ladies with a South American slant — kitschy but cute fit and flare silhouettes in festive florals — abruptly changed to bunga bunga numbers in teensy neon Neoprene shorts and crop tops. An interlude of Miami matron pajama looks followed. Perhaps a girl-becomes-woman or day-to-night narrative was afoot? Nope. Back to bunga bunga for the finale, this time in head-to-toe black or white.

It read like a celebration of all things over-the-top. The mini handbags sewn onto the rear end of biker shorts, and faux-fur boleros worn over sequined bandeaux and biker shorts — midriffs bare — implied a sense of humor on Molinari’s part. There were a lot of smiles in the crowd. Less on the runway. Those 3-D floral embroideries looked like they itched.

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