The effortless elegance of Julie Christie in the film “Darling” served as starting point for Anna Molinari’s Blugirl collection.
Channeling a Sixties’ London-inspired theme, the designer sent out a plethora of A-shaped pieces, from a blue silk shantung romper showing a contrasting plastron to an elongated sleeveless top worn with slim Capri pants. For the most part, Molinari’s elevation efforts worked, as the clothes looked chicer and more sophisticated than in previous seasons, even if the lineup grew a bit repetitive with too many near-identical sheath dresses in various bright colors and different fabrics.
The change of tone didn’t last through evening. Then, a group of little dresses and gowns decorated with giant sequined multicolor flowers indicated that Molinari hasn’t completely shed her enthusiasm for flash and dazzle.