Miss Blumarine were celebrating their generous donation of€3000 to the ‘Save the Children’ charity, opening it's fall 2012 show with a performance by the famous pianist Stefano Bollani, who had also donated his fee for charity.
With compassion and humanity in the air, the Miss Blumarine collection kicked off with a symphony of pure white party dresses and fur coats. Silhouettes were very fifties inspired with synched waistlines and accentuated skirts, hemlines finishing above the knee. Most notable were the striking fabric treatments and details that punctuated dresses - burnout velvet floral patterns, BroderieChimiqu, ruching finished with raw edges, an assortment of shimmering sequin and beaded patterns.
Rabbit fur coats were loose fitting and slightly oversized. Daywear consisted of wool tunic dresses, pleated silk blouses and wool skirts fashioned in yellow, mint and pink pastels. These were matched with loose fitting black or grey tailored jackets or padded winter coats decorated with scatterings of black sequins or worn with glittery box shaped bags and dress shoes. A standout shearling coat was a hit with all the fashion editors sitting in the front row. The show finale saw three celebrity Italian mothers take to the catwalk with their daughters, all looking very glamorous and blonde; and very Miss Blumarine.
Photography courtesy of Pitti Bimbo