Now that we finally got to the heart of Milan Fashion Week, we are surely about to have some fun. One of today’s first shows was the presentation of the Blugirl spring/summer 2016 collection, the name of which is automatically linked to Anna Molinari, the founder of Blufin S.p.A. Blufin is an Italian fashion house, the core brand of which is Blumarine (started in 1997), while other brands include Miss Blumarine, Blugirl and Anna Molinari. While Miss Blumarine is targeted towards pre-teens (aged 8 to 14), Blugirl is aimed at a more teenage audience. However, as already seen in the brand’s previous fall 2015 collection, Blugirl is not a little girl anymore, and her fashion choices are growing up as a result.
This upcoming summer, elegant and sophisticated young women will be wearing Blugirl, women that are confident in their own skin and like to play with earthy colors and delicate dresses. The first things one may notice about the entire line-up is the very few, yet energetic colors used to embellish all the outfits, which go from brown, dark green and ochre to red and blue. Even white, used for some trousers and maxi dresses, takes an earthy look and goes ivory. This choice seems to reflect Blugirl’s desire to create a versatile and timeless wardrobe for the modern, cosmopolitan woman. However, even if solid-colored outfits took control of the line-up, Blugirl enjoyed playing with some more cheerful butterfly prints and wide striped fabrics, which may represent one of the best daytime options for all those girls, who are going to attend elegant summer parties in 2016.
Sartorially speaking, there are even more interesting things about the collection to talk about. Inspired by the young days at Forte dei Marmi, the entire line can be divided into two themes – country chic and urban chic. For its country chic outfits, Blugirl opted for layered maxi dresses (mainly in ivory), the wide boat necklines of which make everything look effortlessly romantic. Other dresses, along with some shirts and t-shirts, come adorned with long or short layered puff sleeves, which are basically perfect for every figure and body type. The so-called country chic options of the show are definitely more mature and play with high-waisted slim-fit trousers, short shorts and crop tops. Leathery waist belts help this range of looks take a delicate feminine side, and are a good fit for anyone, who wants to achieve a balanced hourglass shape. However, while most of the belts are meant to adorn the high waist of the models, Blugirl decided to give the collection a Roaring Twenties twist as well with the help of the long drop waist maxi dresses.
Voluminous dresses with A-line ruffle skirts give playfulness to the collection, and become the intermediary pieces between the country chic and urban chic theme. For the urban chic part of the collection, Blugirl opted for shimmery oversized t-shirt dresses with short hemline, stripes fabrics and asymmetric straps, alternating them with oversized t-shirts and long white pants. These choices may be seen as a more sophisticated version of the tried-and-tested maritime look, which keeps on being successful since the Fifties. Last but not least, if you like fringe sandals but are not very fond of pastels colors, Blugirl may be the right choice for you!
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