Fashion

Milan Fashion Week Day 1: Backstage at Blumarine with Samantha Casolari

Fashion

Milan Fashion Week Day 1: Backstage at Blumarine with Samantha Casolari

Anna Molinari backstage at Blumarine
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Backstage at Blumarine, BULLETT friend Samantha Casolari chronicled the show in pieces. The photographer, who specializes in dream-infused, hyper-chromatic shots, refrained from exposing the whole picture. Instead, she opted for glimpses—models in motion, a floral-printed torso, a white leather sleeve of a jacket—which was oddly fitting for Anna Molinari’s most recent collection, where belly-baring separates and intensely tropical hues were almost impossible to absord all at once.

The acid-laced ’50s housewife, so tired of fitting into a mold that she breaks loose with hallucinogenic, syrupy colors and prints, has proved an emergent inspiration for spring. Blumarine expanded on that by dressing her in neon biker jackets and maxed-out floral accessories (Casolari was especially taken with the wreaths). Molinari’s latest collection doesn’t cater to shrinking violets—her micro-shorts and eye-searing colors are sure to turn more than a few heads—and we love her better for it.