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Romantic lace, leopard prints and plenty of blooming red roses took over the Blumarine catwalk at Milan Fashion Week on Friday (February 22), with Italian designer Anna Molinari saying she wanted to inject a bit more "love for beauty" into women's wardrobes.
Light pink coats with furry trimmings, harlequin prints and colourful argyle knit top and hot pants opened the Autumn/Winter 2019 show for the Italian fashion label, with huge bows tied at the back of outfits.
Leopard prints soon appeared on the runway, either on a belted coat, jacket, pencil skirt or slim fitted dress.
Molinari, dubbed the "Queen of Roses" for her love of the flower, then sent out models in an array of creations sporting the red or pink blooms. Sequinned red roses climbed up a jean trouser leg, chiffon dresses - long and short - were printed with the flowers and a shiny Mac bore large pink versions of the blooms. Neck scarves also bloomed with large florals.
There was also plenty of lace, namely on plunging black evening dresses.
Short black dresses were strapless, slit or with various embroidery.
One long pale pink chiffon gown had a cape.
See-through tops, tied at the neck, were matched with ruffled skirts.
Models wore thigh high black heeled boots or sandals with bows - either at the front or back.
Milan Fashion Week is the third stop on the month-long catwalk calendar, which began in New York and also includes London and Paris.