Blumarine is known for their feminine and whimsical apparel and they make lovely shoes as well. The label was started in 1977 by designer Anna Molinari and her late husband Gianpaolo Tarabini in Carpi, Italy. The name of the company came from the couple’s favorite color, blue and their love of the sea. Blumarine made its international debut in 1981 during Milan Fashion Week and has not looked back.
Blufin S.p.A was setup in 1988 as a holding company and the power couple began to enter into licensing agreements to produce other fashion items such as fragrances, watches, homeware and lingerie. Other fashion lines produced by the company are Blugirl, Miss Blumarine and Anna Molinari.
Today the label is carried in 1,000 doors with 55 of them being self-owned Blumarine boutiques.
Images from WWD.