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Miss Blumarine Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk report

Junior reports from Pitti Bimbo, Florence

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Pitti Bimbo opened today under sweltering heat and sun, presenting a summer show that treats buyers and press to the previews of next summers childrenswear trends. Kicking off the catwalk schedule today is Anna Molinari's younger line, Miss Blumarine,  an all-girl collection that highlights Anna's love for sequins and beading.

Peaches, pinks and powdery pastels are the heart of Miss Blumarine's SS13 presentation, fashioned over silk tea dresses, cropped cardigans and tulle skirts. Embroidered calla lilies, Swarovski buttons and laser cut floral details add a touch of faded glamour to evening and day dresses, which are cut in voile, macramé and georgette. Beading and sequins decorate hemlines and add texture to floral prints.

Silhouettes are loose and draped, for an effortless yet elegant summer style. A nod to the late thirties and early forties can be seen on several dresses that take inspiration from Jean Patou's classic tennis dress. The fifties are also visited with the introduction of classic sun dresses and aline, high-waisted skirts.

A standout fine knit dress in cream, with a sculptural hemline, reminds one of Some of Azzedine Alaia’s beautiful creations; a step away from the typical Blumarine style and silhouette. The show closes with an array of navy blue knife pleated dresses, punctuated with dots and fashioned in delicate silks. The outlook for a Miss Blumarine Summer is delicate, sophisticated and of course, being by Blumarine, glamourous.

Photography courtesy of Pitti Bimbo 

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