Tuesday, 13 March 2012
This collection, titled "Fire on Ice" brought to it both tribal and bird motifs, but of course, the graphic prints were on the agenda as always. Still, this time, the designer decided he would up the ante just a little bit more and produce a more couture feel, which he did with elegant cuts, luxe fabrics, and skirt suits, that despite their loud neon yellow color still took on a sophisticated tone. Cobalt blue added to the ice feel, but even that had something sharp and structured about it. Other trends common for Fall/Winter 2012, like peplum shapes and fur sleeves added to the elements of ethnic prints and avian imagery.
MILAN - FashionTV has your indepth look at the colorful and eyepopping Blumarine show during Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012-2013.
Makeup Artist Charlotte Tilbury fills us in on the makeup look for the runway. "The stylist wanted the girls to look very much supermodel. All those heavenly girls with very kind of defined, strong, arched eyebrows, contoured cheeks, highlighted cheekbones, chocolate browns all around the eyes, a few individual lashes at the end to kind of wing out the eye, chocolate brown eyeliner inside the eyes and lots of mascara top and bottom." Model Magdalena Frackowiak calls it a bit of a Brigitte Bardot look. Hairstylist Sam McKnight calls the hair great, sexy, and shiny with a sort of 60s Fellini-esque glamour. The hair is fanned out with a blow dryer.
The models strut their stuff powerfully on the runway, beginning with 5 different electric neon colored fur coats, followed by an array of metallic looks. "This collection is totally different from my usual ones because it represents the style and personality of each woman. I wanted to put together all the different styles I created, allowing each woman to find her style," says designer Anna Molinari. For winter, she wanted 5 or 6 flashes with all the white for the snow, colorful Mongolian fur coats and big Mongolian bags. Other looks include more prim and proper with beige cashmere and bright and flashy metals from head to toe in cashmere knits that look like fabric and instead, they are knits that have been pressed and laminated. A look of fox fur and sequined pants is very elegant. There's also a New York girl that likes to go clubbing with shorts, an embroidered T-shirt, and silver bomber. For the finale, there were a couple of evening dresses made for a woman who likes to dress up for an evening at La Scala, an opera house in Milan.
"What I love about the Blumarine clothing is that it's so out there, and fun and sexy at the same time," says model Shanina Shaik.
Appearances: Mirte Maas, Charlotte Tilbury, Jourdan Dunn, Alana Zimmer, Daga Ziober, Magdalena Frackowiak, Monika "Jac" Jagaciak, Joan Smalls, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Yulia Kharlapanova, Anna Molinari (Designer), Anais Mali, Izabel Goulart, Bianca Balti, Stephanie Solomon (Bloomingdale's), Shanina Shaik, Nadine Ponce, Brooke Jaffe (Bloomingdale's), Cara Delevingne, Anais Pouliot, Sarah Blomqvist, Antonia Wesseloh