The Blumarine show seems almost to have had a focus on austerity. While not betraying the brand’s style, the woman designed by Anna Molinari sacrificed a little lace and needlework. Inspiration came from Tina Modotti, the adventurous photographer based in Mexico, who certainly needed to be more practical than dreamy. White was suited to sunny days in mini shirts and loose skirts with high splits or square-necked broderie anglaise dresses or tight high-waist trousers and lingerie tops. But white also worked well for the evening in organza outfits with ruches or embroidered flowers. Floral patterns featured on grey, brown or gold looks for city living. Things took a romantic turn with a series of pink looks, especially for the evening when a sparkly princess dress finally made an appearance.