The sea, the beach and the waves crashing into the shore… These are the things that hearing the name of the Italian fashion brand Blumarine reminds us of and it always evokes some kind of sunny and summery feelings in us (even when we are looking at their cold season collections). And it is by no means strange that blue and marine/see motifs are always present in almost all seasonal collections of the brand, including the breathtaking Blumarine spring/summer 2015 collection that has just been unveiled at Milan Fashion Week.
It is said that Blumarine is designed “for that brand of Italian miss for whom no dress is too small nor any diamond too big”. Sounds rather nice and confident, doesn’t it? And Anna Molinari, the founder and the designer of the label, does have things to be confident about!
The Blumarine spring/summer 2015 collection was rather light and delicate. The show started in bright colors, then somewhere in the middle the color palette solely included black, nude and white, and we ended the show again in bright colors. We all know how much the designers of the Italian label love involving nature in their creations. If you have been following the brand, you will remember the images from their gorgeous spring 2013 advertising campaign featuring sea scenes and butterflies. This time, instead of butterflies, we had flowers so colorful and mesmerizing that for a second we thought they were delicately painted on the dresses. The flowers were seen on dresses and blouses made of a sheer seen-through fabric, on A-line short skirts, short sleeve dresses, deep V-neck sleeveless dresses, short sleeve button down dresses and so on. Especially noteworthy was the floor length see-through dress patched with flowers around the hem of the dress and belly area. With fragile and subtle flowers on the sheer material the designers had achieved a mermaid-like look.
Coming to the black and white stage of the Blumarine spring/summer 2015 collection, we saw simple short sleeve lacy dresses that reminded us of long shirts, deep V-neck mini and maxi dresses of chiffon, blouses of the same material paired with simple black skirts, short sleeve black dresses with patches of white around sleeves, high waisted asymmetrical white dresses adorned with black flowers and leaves and so on.
Not forgetting about the brand’s signature see blue color, Anna Molinari had designed several utterly beautiful dresses. First we saw dark blue miniskirts with matching zip-up collared jackets and turquoise dresses made of shimmery fabric. Scattering blue florals on a transparent flowy fabric and designing unique one-of-a-kind dresses and skirts, Molinari proved once again that when it comes to sea inspired outfits, Blumarine has no equals.
To accessorize their new looks, the Blumarine designer had created a series of chunky plastic bracelets that were worn on both hands of the models. For bags, we had small clutches and handbags again adorned with bright colored flowers.
Although some of the designs from the Blumarine spring/summer 2015 collection may be bold for some people, to us it was a unique mix of light and playful pieces designed to brighten up your mood on any day!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK