Anna Molinari designer Rossella Tarabini's main strength is culling trends from the street and reinterpreting them for the catwalk.
Tarabini showed an assortment of skimpy, sheer baby-doll slips and lingerie-like tops that referenced Fall's underwear-as-outerwear obsession. Her layered minidresses, loose cardigans and antique-looking paillette tops were layered over utility cargo shortsa look that might be just a bit much for many of the label's younger customers. The same could be said for the flapper-inspired dresses with plumed hems that closed the show.
Still, there were plenty of fashion-savvy wearable pieces to be mixed and matched. A black pleated minidress with a white beaded collar, for example, was effortlessly chic. Tarabini's cotton blazers, meanwhile, are great everyday staples, as are her striped tees, velvet jackets and flat, short boots.