If you are, perhaps, a certain breed of global party girl in desperate search of frocks to wear to your various summer weddings you had much to be thankful for at Blumarine’s spring 2015 presentation in September.
There was the Valentino influence, evidenced by intricately embroidered (and often modesty-protecting) embroidered flowering vines on any variety of length of nude net tulle (these occasionally dangled, too, sequin-enriched and swinging from mid-thigh hemlines for a Josephine Baker-cum-glitzy-Tarzan effect).
There was the soothing effect of a gamine little block-heeled sandal, which had the ability to take a nude-colored tulle skirt with appliquéd flowers and cropped mink jacket from outré to actually quite adorable in an Edie Sedgwick sort of way. There were embroidered A-line skirts and digitally printed semisheer organza shift dresses that were ready for a balmy island tour, there were beach-party frocks and alluring long strapless gowns in pale peach with inviting cascades of ruffles, one which, on a pouty-lipped and appropriately tousled Anna Ewers, brought to mind Brigitte Bardot tangled in a bedsheet, which is, of course, the best kind of party. And even better, there were delicate organza shifts, whose intricate embroidery turned them from sheer to opaque, even demure, for brunch the next morning.
Blumarine's creative director Anna Molinari
Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories
Photo Credit/Source: Blumarine & VOGUE
Photos by Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages
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Rock-star allure meant duchesse satin miniskirts, slim tuxedos, racy dresses, oversize baby alpaca furs, and glitzy patchwork-lace frocks. Gracefully exploiting a vein of vivid colours, Molinari described them backstage as “imperial,” which translated on the runway into a regal purple, emerald, and royal blue the saturated colors infused the parade of daring dresses, buttery-soft leather trousers, and tops with a dramatic, not to mention Instagram-friendly advantage.