‘’Latin American chic’’ or ’’urban gaucho girl’’ – the Blugirl collection bearing Anna Molinari’s signature has found the tipping point between ethnic and sophisticated, between traditional and contemporary.
Sourcing her inspiration in Central and South American women’s folk wear, the Italian designer has come up with a highly bohemian set she then refined into a form that can easily blend into any feminine wardrobe from around the world.
This virtual globalization of the mainly Andean and Argentinean pampas feminine garb has seen transformations of, first of all, cut. The flouncy maxi dresses, the shoulders-revealing tops, the ample skirts and wide, mid-calf trousers have only kept the essentials of their line and ornament, to allow for being associated with a contemporary look.
The chromatic has, also, been downsized to a mix of orange and pastels additionally toned down by the frequent featuring of the black and white duality.
As far as prints go, they’ve taken, on the one hand, the textured form of embroideries or that of lace and knit patterns. On the other, straying away from the Latin American esthetic and coming nearer to an European styling as well as that iconic for Molinari, they’ve also come to include sharp stripes and floral prints.
Organza, tulle, chiffon, but also lace and knitwear – the collection’s fabrics have hit the same subtle balance between the authentically Latin American and the key qualities of a catwalk piece.
Further enhancing the chic character of the outfits, the tasseled earrings, gaucho style hats, shopper bags and leather, fringe or textile, around-the-ankle sandals have come to fullfil the set’s summery breezy, youthful yet sophisticated concept.
Photos: Blugirl, theimpression.com