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– Blumarine established by Anna Molinari and Gianpaolo Tarabini in 1977.
– First appearance at Modit in Milan in 1980.
– First Milan Fashion Week show in 1981.
– First collection wholly designed by Anna Molinari in 1986.
– Blufin set up in 1988 as a holding company.

– Core brand is Blumarine.
– Blugirl brand launched in 1995.
– Blugirl Folies brand introduced in 2007.
– Anna Molinari brand specialized in pret à porter.
– Male fashion line, Blu Sport, launched in 2015.

– Anna Molinari received Isimbardi Fashion Award in 2001.
– Daughter Rossella is a designer for the company.
– Gianguido Tarabini joined the company in 1992.
– Gianguido Tarabini became CEO in 2006.
– Anna Molinari nicknamed queen of roses.

**See also:**
– Company portal.
– Fashion portal.
– Italy portal.
– Italian fashion.
– Made in Italy.

**Notes and references:**
– Company Profile available on Blufin S.p.A. website.
– Blufin Business Strategies document.
– Company History archived on Blufin S.p.A. website.
– The Brandery, Catwalk, TV Fashion Runway Show details.
– Blumarine official website.

Blufin (Wikipedia)

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Blufin S.p.A.
Company typePrivate
Founded1977; 47 years ago (1977), Carpi
FounderAnna Molinari
Gianpaolo Tarabini
Number of locations
55 shops
Area served
Key people
Marco Marchi (chairman of the board)
Revenue€102.4m (2006)

Blufin S.p.A. is an Italian fashion house founded by Anna Molinari and her late husband Gianpaolo Tarabini. The core brand is Blumarine, which they started in 1977, followed by Miss Blumarine (1987, 8- to 14-year-old girls), Blugirl (1995, for teenagers) and Anna Molinari (1995), which is being repositioned as their luxury brand.

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