Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini started Blumarine in 1977, Italy. The name of Blumarine is based on the couple’s favorite color and their love of the sea. Three years after they started, the entered a contest on which they were elected to Designer of the Year. This led to their first show at Milan Fashion Week.
Blumarine also produce lingerie, accessories, homeware and perfume. In 2007 they announced that they also added bags and small leather goods to their line. Next to the core brand Blumarine, Miss Blumarine (kids), Blugirl (teenagers) and Anna Molinari are brand of the same house. The last one is the luxury brand.
Blumarine can be described as a brand which likes glamour, color and likes to be seen. It is “for the Italian miss for whom no dress is too small nor any diamond too big”, and that expresses in a collection which is know for its leopard-rose print, and is rarely without a splattering of sequins. A signature piece of Blumarine is a T-shirt with the logo of Blumarine spelled out in Swarovski crystals and a cardigan with fur trim.