Just when it seemed flower crowns had enjoyed their day in the sun, Anna Molinari appeared to give them a second lease on life. The invitation for her Blugirl display featured a model with a wreath of fresh blooms on her head, but thankfully, the now-clichéd festival headgear was left out of the actual show.
The designer mined the theme in other ways, sending out a freewheeling mix of princess dresses, peasant shirts, plaid and camouflage shirts and distressed denim fit for parading around Glastonbury or Coachella (models walked on a fresh grass runway to drive home the idea).
In some cases, the concept gelled. Lushly embroidered chiffon shifts made from two panels loosely tied at the sides were worn over embroidered HotPants, while a white broderie anglaise dress with netting panels had an ingenue charm.
The more generic combinations — say, a pink lace babydoll with a camouflage shirt tied around the waist — were less alluring. One could not help but think that young women are already throwing together similar looks at a fraction of the price.