September 27, 2016

Blumarine S/S 2017 – the urban elegance of tropical romanticism

Inspired by the romantic period in the work of Tina Modotti – Italian photographer, model and actress that activated mainly in Mexico and California -, the spring-summer 2017 collection of Anna Molinari’s main label surprises through the versatility of yet another interpretation of her heart’s theme. By definition subscribing to the esthetic of this current, the typical Blumarine look has gained new, valuable, dimensions.

The cuts approached by Molinari have encompassed the purest form of romanticism, the bohemian as well as carefully structured shapes. The first category frames pieces such as puffy sleeved sequined medieval princess dresses. The second becomes apparent through the collection’s featuring of quintessentially summery pieces, like bandeau tops, gipsy blouses, midi flounce skirts and cut out cotton mini dresses. Thirdly, the stitching strategically positioned as to bring out the body’s most flattering shapes has been used by the designer in bra tops and dresses simulating a corset-enhanced effect.

The delicacy of the sequined and cut out lace textures, the gingham and tropical-floral prints followed by the sometimes metallic sheen monochromes have been in keeping with the collection’s three main directions.

And if the cuts and prints have displayed variety, as far as the color palette goes, Anna Molinari chose pastels – first and foremost powdered pink -, white, black and earthy tones.

Furthermore, the veil, organza and cotton used have proven once more their remarkably versatile character by covering the needs of most of the collection’s pieces.

As far as accessories go, the set put forward kitten or medium heel pointy toe fringe decorated sandals, modified wristlet purses and, visually dominating the collection’s most resolutely breezy looks, wide brim straw hats.

Blumarine #MFW SS17

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Photos: Blumarine