Saturday, February 26, 2011

BLUMARINE ...Anna Molinari

What happened to all my wild leopard girls? camo girls? Ms. Molinari abandoned the patterns and replaced them with a spectrum of color. The palette will no doubt be attractive to retailer but the collection has lost a lot of its wow factor.
The collection is certainly full of wearable pieces and certainly was presented flawlessly with the matching boots but very little can replace the excitement that Ms. Molinari elicited by using leopard with such a deft hand.
The biggest question will be –does the retail customer relate to color rather than pattern…my guess we will find out when the nest season rolls around and my take is that there will be a return to the beloved ‘spots.”