A snippet from Blumarine’s show notes read, “a lucid dream, a tangible fairy tale, ever-flowing and unfolding.” That could have resulted in an exercise in fantasy dressing (dreams can go a lot of ways), but in a welcome move, designer Anna Molinari toned things down considerably for spring.

The well-edited lineup included several floating tulle and lace dresses, some embroidered and embellished in delicate motifs. The looks felt romantic and almost poetic, and if the crystal-adorned zigzag hems had an awkward effect, they still enhanced the ethereal mood of the collection.

The overall effect was more sophisticated than Molinari’s past few seasons, and closer to what one expects from Blumarine.

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