Let's Party Like its 1969 ... Blumarine FW2012

Blumarine may have taken a bow from our thriving shopping scene. Yet, fans of Anna Molinari have nothing to worry about as Taipei and Hong Kong are just a flight away if they want to fulfil their Blumarine cravings. 

At the recent Fall/Winter 2012 presentation, the vintage air swathed the runway stage. 

Past fashion notions dating back to the times when the likes of Bardot (Brigitte, not the disbanded Australian pop group) and Barbarella ruled the pop stratosphere, were probably the muse of this collection.

The show was opened with canary yellow fur coat that’s fluffy and almost of the Sesame Street’s Big Bird proportion. Under the coat is a magnificent all white ensemble with leg-cinching trousers, sporty silvery high-top lace-up sneakers and a fluffy fur bag of similar epic proportion as the coat. 

This was followed by a slew of similar permutations in different hues. The parade ensued with more après-ski looks — furry coats and jackets, sheen surfaces, edgy high-top lace-up sneakers and leg-hugging pants (or on one ensemble, a velvety hot pants worn over off-white leggings).

From an all-winter wonderland offerings that rest assured, the Snow Queen would have no qualms on spending every dime for the entire collection, the tone of the show subsequently changed to sophistication and a dash of space age edginess. 

Black halter neck dress with thigh-high slit opened the way for metallic-drenched pieces in all sorts of variants which certainly harked back to the “cyber fever” trend circa late 1990s. Last but not least, plethora of lively colours and rather, summer-appropriate silhouettes took over the stage, with major highlights include multicoloured jacket worn over a glittery chartreuse dress and tow-piece bandeau bikini set with metallic lapelled vest, as seen on Cara Delevigne. 

Blumarine’s Fall/Winter 2012 ready-to-wear and accessories collections will be available at all Blumarine boutiques and mixed brand stores by the third quarter of this year. 

*Photos by Yannis Vlamos/ GoRunway.com / Style.com

Blumarine - The Mall, Tun Hua Road 209, Taipei ROC; The Landmark, Central Hong Kong; Ocean Centre, Tsimtsashui, Kowlonn, Hong Kong.


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