Friday, March 06, 2009

Welcome to Anna's Candy Shop ... Blumarine F/W 09-10

Doctors always say, “Too much candy and sugary stuff is obviously bad for health.” I definitely agree with that fact.

However, a healthy dose of candy colours, plus bold animal prints would definitely cheer up your mood and your personal style during those long winter months; a probable message that Anna Molinari tried to spread to the fashion world via her latest fall/winter 2009-10 collection for diffusion line Blumarine.

Staged against the glorified images of Pop Art legends by Andy Warhol, Anna pays her tribute to the top three elements of pop art world – sexy leopard prints, Stephen Sprouse’s super-artistic modern prints, and the man who started it all – the inevitable and highly respectable Andy Warhol.

Truly scintillating yet elegant, in my own interpretat
ion, I could see that Molinari wants her clients (or fans) to embrace and live luxurious lifestyle, don’t be afraid to be bold and defy the odds while at the same time cease those sad, dull moments from your life throughout the season.

The leopard print car coat matched with matching funnel neck dress hails the grandeur of the sixties fashion while at the same time, exuding classiness and style distinction. Faring well alongside the first ensemble were few other pieces which are also drenched in the iconic print, all boasting the influences of the past.

In addition to that, Molinari also created a couple of everlasting classics highly favoured by career women all over such as long-sleeved funnel-necked dress and double-breasted standing collar coat and matching pants, all done in the hue of black.

But as always, the ones in candy hues and Sprouse-inspired prints are the ones that capture most of the fashionistas attention. Boasting plethora of delicious hues of baby blue, candyfloss pink and sunshine yellow, the ensembles are the perfect options for those who wanted to keep away sombre outfits from their sights and substitute them with something that spells enchantment and fashionably alive.

Even leopard prints get Sprouse-styled treatments too, thus conceiving a rainbow version of the print sported on a tailored two-piece skirt suit ensemble. After all, no one wants to be dressed as Sicilian widows for the rest of their lives; period.

And what is Blumarine without its renowned collection of liquid evening wears? Created mostly from godsend lush printed chiffon, most of the gowns sported billowy long trains and skirts, as well as being infested by the luxurious pop art prints.

Nevertheless, no matter how long or short the gowns are, Molinari never forsakes the detailing part in her creations. One short evening dress sports slanting fan pleat detail on the bodice’s frontal while intricate fine pleats adorned the ones in electrifying colours.

Blumarine’s fall/winter 2009-10 ready-to-wear collection will be available at all Blumarine boutiques and selected multi-brand retailers or department stores by early fall this year.

*Photos by Marcio Madeira for

Blumarine – Lot 106, First Floor, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

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