Heaven or Earth? Blumarine and Pollini present their Spring/ Summer collections 2013
Text: Kris Desypri
Pollini keeps its heritage aesthetics with an ethnic twist, as the British designer, Nicholas Kirkwood, draws his inspiration from African printed textiles, basket weaving and Nigerian tribal masks. He plays with proportions, color blocking and color contrasts. Kirkwood expands the brand’s classic concepts, such as woven facings and wooden soles, through the introduction of clogs, platforms and metal details. His designs create a 90s atmosphere and each story is accompanied by a range of bags in soft metallic leathers, bold colors and woven canvases.
The new Blumarine woman appeared rather girly, well dressed and ready for spring, more than ever. The best way to describe this collection is fable. It’s more like a fairytale than it once was. This collection is a complete wardrobe for a stylish girl. Maybe too youthful for the hardcore fashion crowd but it would be nice to see women adopt an imaginary side. The shades of pastel pink and blue are the fairy dust that gives life to the collection. Naturally, there are white and black accessories and fabrics combined so beautifully with metallic gold details.