February 22, 2007 Milan
As ever, there was no shortage of embellishments. They ran the gamut from subtle jet beading and passementerie details on black cashmere coats to the rather-too-loud trompe l'oeil crystal necklaces decorating satin dresses.
Molinari keyed into both the season¿s must-have neutral, graya short-sleeved chinchilla jacket, cropped, belted, and worn with skinny pants, was a highlightand the color trend. A pair of fitted day sheaths came in one of Milan¿s loveliest brocades, a lush, painterly floral in shades of red and pink on a dark base. An emerald-green duchesse-satin bomber with matching pencil skirt was strong, too. As for the evening bolero made from densely embroidered roses of amethyst silk that closed the show, it was a final flip of the nose at all the talk of seriousness. Molinari prefers to have fun with fashion, thank you very much.