Blumarine SS12
Anna Molinari has created the most wonderfully unhinged collection for Spring/Summer 2012. With no idea of what would come, I was experiencing major lust while the Blumarine designer sent out first looks of covetable feminine sweetness: full-skirted sundresses dripping with the colours of hazy, youthful summers in Capri (and beautiful raffia!).

While every look was being mentally added to my wishlist, suddenly, a fluorescent orange shrunken neoprene biker jacket and matching neoprene micro-shorts emerged. Wake up, Milan Fashion Week! Blumarine is here! Shameless, 3-dimensionally embellished, and seductive – more vibrantly-hued garments strutted out with sequins, patent fabrics, fur, and more neoprene. Molianari is incredibly talented, always creates exciting pieces, and damn, you have to admire the creative cajones. View Post

Alexis Mabille Runway PFW
There has been such a profusion of white-based collections over Spring/Summer 2011‘s four fashion weeks that it has become offensive. As part of the trend, Alexis Mabille managed to get off the hook. Though completely neutral, his full skirts and signature bows had a refined dexterity. This is the kind of stuff women reach for when they want something a little bit fabulous in their day. View Post