Marni is an Italian fashion brand best known for its European bohemian aesthetic. Color blocking, characteristic graphic prints, and vintage inspired shapes best describe this Italian luxury brand.
Consuelo Castiglioni succeeded in defining the Marni woman with Marni’s Spring/Summer collection 2016. By pairing primary colors such as blue, red, yellow and green with strokes of black, white and brown, a perfect color blocking was created. The collection was based on layering with a graphic touch, and as a result new silhouettes were created: fluid shapes which followed the movement of the body but with no intention to be provocative. White T-Shirts were worn under embroidered tunics, and men style trousers in oversized portions. Polka-dot macramé dresses mixed with scuba diving gear created an odd marine feel. Lace, cotton, leather, sequins, satin, gabardine, and neoprene were all mixed in a very abstract but architectural, concrete design.
The makeup was natural, but the eyelashes were highlighted with spidery false eyelash tendrils for “a spooky look” as Tom Pecheux, the brand’s makeup artist, said. Halloween must be around the corner. But there is nothing costume-like at Marni, except perhaps, its costume jewelry. Marni’s accessories are defining the brand’s lifestyle. Metal and Plexiglas bangles decorated the wrists, while long, metallic-detailed leather shopper bags or clutches felt at home in delicate model hands. Chunky acetate earrings, and large, sharp-edged frame sunglasses completed the look for an impactful fashion statement. The cherry on top: flat booties and square-toed sandals hid underneath the architectural shapes. σ