Inspired by Jane Holzer, American art collector and film producer who was previously an actress, model, and Warhol superstar known as Baby Jane Holzer, the Blumarine Fall 2015 collection draws a path made of instinct, glamour and disregard for rules.
Titled “En Route”, it is also a personal, eclectic, individual trip wherein the muse is a sophisticated traveler, whose nomadism, even before being a lifestyle, is a point of view on the matter of being and appearing.
The message is both classic and seditious: personality before rules. Individual idiosyncrasies translate into natural, innate nonchalance.
The delicate femininity and romantic spirit that are typical of Blumarine are interpreted from a graphic angle, playing with contrasts only to resolve them with a swift, light gesture.
The silhouette is fluid and elongated, or sharp and short, always high-waisted. The exact tailoring of the long coats opens up to the lightness of the liquid georgette gowns.
The idea of a winter trip is translated into a feeling of ease and relaxation: large wrap-around cardigans are made of mink, bags are exaggerated in proportions to almost become luggage, boots with square heels are worn throughout.
The exact and clean lines bring attention to the richness of the surfaces, which are alive, dense, swarming embroidery or wildly tactile fil coupé motifs.
Delicate floral patterns are interpreted in a carnal way and alternate with gestural patterns.
The result is a racé opulence, made of romance and pureness, underlined by the taste for juxtaposing, in each piece, different materials.
Fabrics are consistent, or impalpable: organza, georgette, leather, chiffon. The palette is natural: tones of grey, sand, black, brown. Polychrome embroideries and metallic flashes light up the surfaces, bringing a mineral luminosity to the visual texture.
Photos courtesy of Blumarine