Miss Blumarine Catwalk report Pitti Bimbo Spring/Summer 2011
Pitti Bimbo, Florence, Italy
The press release states that the theme of the collection is inspired by Anna Molinari herself, described as the 'Queen of the Roses'. The catwalk is covered in grass, with sporadic poppies growing from the man-made lawn: how quaint. This season sees a slight transition for Molinari's younger line Miss Blumarine, the introduction of a masculine red jacket laid over shorts is the first sign that perhaps Molinari is ditching the glitz for a more cutting edge look. There is still glitter, beading and sequins, but less in abundance and more considered. Silhouttes are mixed - gypsy-style skirts and tops look bohemian and loose, Seventies' style shapes such as lantern sleeves and maxi skirts are perfect for mini-festival fans. Tie-dye appears in unusual shades of ice-creams pastels, punctuating loose fitting blouses and prairie-style dresses. The introduction of a shocking pink leopard print fashioned on tunics and day bags is quirky and fun. The stand-out look is a beautiful jersey t-shirt covered in silk petals, which moves beautifully as the model floats along the catwalk. Colours of the collection sit well with the clinical chic look of the nineties, white on white with red accesories, though cutting does not reflect this at all. An altogether promising collection for Miss Blumarine seeing the label move on to new and exciting levels.
Photos by G. Giannoni
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