Blugirl may not be a household name yet, but Blumarine is. Yes, this newer label –or should we say Blumarine’s younger sister– is the brainchild of Blumarine’s Anna Molinari. And, frankly, we’re glad she decided to spread out the fashion love because Blugirl is a treasure-trove of great sportswear comprised of foolproof separates presented with great styling.
This fall 2011-winter 2012 collection brings to mind the bucolic English countryside of yesteryear, and from the visible proportions and lines, the 1930’s are obviously on board as are a few hints of other decades ranging from late 1940’s and early 1950’s to late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The shoulders are cropped straight, the silhouette kept elongated without being restrained or boxy.
The Brit flair comes with the choices in accessories and luxe touches. This elegant Blugirl gal looks ready to go pheasant hunting in Scotland, but really is more at home in a metropolis. The updated fedoras, the thin leather belt accentuating cardigans, jacket and coats, the lovely pencil skirts and jackets make this collection a home-run hit.
Then come the fur applications paired with suede, wool and silk. Nothing says chic, elegance and femininity like an oversized fur collar (is it a mini-tippet or a scarf-collar?), cuffs, or trims enhancing a coat’s hems. Don’t forget the new “it” item of the season, the fur scarf!
The equestrian-print silks, the knit-fur combo cardigans, the controlled color-palette, all, contribute to a wonderful line-up. The clever use of shearling doesn’t hurt either! Who knew that a Sherlock Holmes cape could be so timely? Blugirl is a hit!
To view a video montage of the Blugirl fall 2011 collection go here.
For images from all the fall 2011 designer collections visit Fur-Style.com.