Blumarine began with five fluorescent Mongolian lamb coats, each one more electric than the last. But Anna Molinari and her fearless stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele were just warming up. The designer's Fall collection was all about metallics, iridescents, and holograms. It was "positively shining," just as the show's title promised—except for a brief sidetrack through the label's perennial head-to-toe animal prints, sometimes as many as six separate pieces in one outfit.
Molinari, it's well known by now, doesn't do anything by halves. Still, some of today's looks—like the one consisting of a turquoise puffer vest, silver hoodie, and sequined pants spelling out "jolie," "wow," and other superlatives—certainly reconfirmed her enthusiasms. And if the show didn't get more gonzo than that, it came close several times. The cocktail and evening dresses pavéd in iridescent studs at the finale? Minimal by comparison.