Monday, 29 April 2013

Dégradé Silk Chemisier Dresses by BLUMARINE


“It’s Blumarine day,” trilled one editor with a note of excitement in her voice. So how were we awakened this season? Molinari ushered her audience into a fairy-tale forest, with models in flowing chiffon dresses, romantic peasant tops, and billowing pants befitting an enclave of gorgeous wood nymphs (is there any other kind?). Fluid, pale pink tops with metallic beading draped off the shoulders, and halter dresses with ruffled necklines had ragged, glittered hems. It all captured an idea of Italian sensuality for which this label is known.

Enjoy the BLUMARINE SS '13 fashion show at the end of this post! Love, Andrea


 Yet Molinari’s approach this season was altogether softer and more grown-up than ones she’s taken in the past (recall spring 2012’s daisy-fied, neon short-shorts). And really, the collection was all the more appealing, and wearable, for it. Of course, there were moments of youthful exuberance. You have to have a certain confidence and sense of whimsy to pull off a lavender halter frock with a garden of glittering flowers climbing up the skirt. And pleated, airy slipdresses had armholes and keyholes cut just low enough to be racy. By comparison, the slinky, open-weave sweaters and satin lounge pants seemed conservative.

Funnily enough, one of the best things Molinari showed this season had little to do with nymphs, forests, or fairy tales at all. It was a white, cotton eyelet bomber jacket embellished with chunky crystal flowers. It’s the kind of versatile, cool, and feminine piece that will excite Blumarine loyalists any day of the week.


Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories 

Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Runway: Photography by Marcus Tondo / GoRunway
Details: Photography by Gianni Pucci / GoRunway

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