For myself, Marni is the sushi of the fashion world; at first, seemingly slightly eccentric, but once you open yourself up to it, you fall right in. It is a look that is not for everyone, but one that works unbelievably well on the right person – a.k.a. possessing the fitting outward quirkiness to wear these pieces. (I know it is only a matter of time before Webster makes ‘Marni’ an official synonym for ‘quirky’).
This season, designer Consuelo Castiglioni continued exploring the minimalism we first saw in the fall/winter collection. This time around, the ladylike mood has been replaced by a sporty, at times, slightly futuristic intention. Think cut-off leggings accented with a sporty stripe along the side, a see-through top with silver trim, and a drawstring poncho that hinted at a nylon windbreaker.
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In a season of shapeless shifts, it was like Catiglioni to see attention brought to the waist, whether through belted dresses or midriffs capped off with sports bra/bustier-like tops and high-waisted skirts. The neutral palette of cream, white, grey, and black was brightened with pops of various shades of pink – from baby pink in a skirt to a watermelon-hued column dress.
In spite of the deviation from the more literal arts-and-craft feeling of earlier collections, this collection was filled with the Marni womans usual off-center approach. So tell me, have you found the Marni in you?