Bluemarine Fall 2011 Milano Moda Donna MILAN, Feb. 27, 2011 /FW/— Who said Fall collections had to be warm colored, or warm, in general?  This season from Blumarine was definitely a fresh burst of color in the often neutral Fall palette.  And there was no shortage of skin bearing, either.

Starting with modern, sleek and monochromatic suits this collection then turned to bright colored lace dresses.  A range of coats and jackets converted each look into something new.  Plus, the thigh-high boots perfectly winterized the pieces.

Casual was combined with a refined sexiness, taking sensual macramé lace outfits to every mini and maxi length possible for day or evening.  Substantial fabrics for the daytime, such as laser cut felt, and a technical double-rubberized nude nubuck coat with electric orange seams, gave the pieces a utilitarian feel.  The spotlight was on knitwear with total plain knit looks, sweaters in spandex and cashmere, meant to be paired with sophisticated jackets, pea coats and trenches.

Showing futuristic urban wear with balanced, tailored shapes, sharp and streamlined silhouettes, clean, minimalist and clear-cut lines where the free mix of pieces respects the balance of cuts and volumes.  The emphasis on monochrome colors made the simple pieces more exciting.  Ranging the full spectrum of the primary color rainbow, plus the essential neutrals, this was surely the brightest collection we’ve seen this season.

The collection was chic, but definitely unexpected from Blumarine compared to their print-heavy past seasons.