Blumarine was in full bloom for Spring/Summer 2015 with a floral collection that shrugged its shoulders at the gloomy Milanese sky outside its venue and ran full tilt into the season’s popular flower trend. If you looked at them without the floral appliquéss, the looks themselves were neutral, sheer, and minimalist, with favor given to kimono sleeves, skimpy hemlines, and relaxed silhouettes. However, the bright patchwork of flowers that lit up the Blumarine runway gave the presentation life. The first look was a shockingly sheer, nude mini dress that fit like a second skin, but it allowed the model to retain her modesty thanks to strategically placed floral appliqués. This theme of barely-there looks with blossoms and petals carried on throughout the show, but some looks stood out in the mix, like a white skirt etched with jet-black flower appliqués that dripped off the edge of the skirt, forming a natural hemline. Also of note were a breathtaking gossamer gown glittering with sequin embroidery and a completely see-through dress finished with eye-popping aqua sequins. As innocent and precocious as so many floral looks could potentially be, Blumarine sells more advanced style by adding a healthy dose of sin and skin.
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