Italian shoes by Rina’s store – Blumarine
A color that captured the beauty of the sea. That was what inspired Anna Molinari and husband Gianpaolo Tarabini to create fashion brand Blumarine in 1977 in Carpi, a little Italian town near Modena. The brand was a worldwide success, a fitting tribute to a hard-working couple with a passion for fashion.
Blumarine’s catwalk debut was in 1980 at Modit, one of Italy’s most important fashion shows. It was soon getting attention from public and fashion experts alike. Blumarine was awarded “Designer of the Year” which led to the couple taking part in Milan Fashion Week, showcase for emerging design talent.
Italian Blumarine shoes – 80’s
In 1986, Anna Molinari showed her first collection. The “Queen of Roses” – a nickname given to her because of her passion for the beautiful flowers . That nickname became the new queen of the runway, her lines reflecting her magnetic personality. A small, strong woman personifying romance, seduction and charm mixed with irony and joy – this was also the look she wanted for her clients.
The young designer took her cue from the trends of the 70s, blending them with her own experiences of travel, the arts, music, nature and everything else she was surrounded by, transforming the subsequent fusion into pure fashion. Her clothes were fun and feminine, mixing fairytale romanticism with colorful vitality and joie-de-vivre.
The year 1990 saw the opening of the first Blumarine monobrand store in Via della Spiga, in Milan’s fashion district. So, The company continued to expand, adding more and more specialized brands. That had brought together in the Blufin Group in 1988. This included not only Blumarine, but also Blugirl. Blugirl – the line for young women, Blugirl Folies, for teenagers and Anna Molinari, a more classic line for women.