Blumarine Fall 2015
According to Blumarine’s Anna Molinari, pants are passé for Fall. Sending merely one or two trouser options down the runway in Milan today, the maison instead opted to focus on slouchy mohair sweaters and thigh-grazing jackets in lush furs. Enhancing the bare-legged look were bold patent leather booties, with pink soles that reflected in the mirrored catwalk, and a very fun pair of mink-trimmed sandals. (They might not hold up so well during a polar vortex, alas…) Regardless, the ankle-length shearlings, particularly the chevron striped number in caramel and black will offer some wintry warmth. For evening garb, there was every option under the sun, from teeny mini-dresses encrusted with embellishment to floor sweeping ’70s-inspired frocks with a heavy dose of metallic. Andy Warhol’s muse, Baby Jane Holzer, was cited as an inspiration for this collection, and she’d likely be enthralled by the embroidered floral frocks, which offered a stark contrast of bold hues on a black background.