Third week of the busy fashion month is coming to a close and the style crowd is tired. There’s still Paris to come but thanks to Francesco Risso, the attendees could rest on one of the many beds that decorated the space for the Marni SS19 show.
Marni is one of those brands that can seem over-styled, and yet remain extremely polished. It’s not easy to make a riot of vintage-inspired prints clashing with one another appear pleasant to the eye, and yet with Risso’s touch they are in perfect harmony.
The set of beds was also a hint to the more relaxed, laid back way of dressing so we saw loose fitted coats and dresses, patchworks of design mimicking a blanket your grandma could’ve stitched together. The models were also wearing flats, which for the last few years has been the way of dressing up your feet, hurrah.
Dresses – aka the brand’s speciality – were particularly on good form today. They felt spontaneous, youthful and delicately bold. The draped and cut out silhouettes in neutral shades literally looked like cuts of bedsheets stitched together into something modern and edgy. The ‘arts and crafts’ corseted numbers were equally appealing, especially those that were decorated with embellished hemlines.
Outwear was also strong, in parts even better than dresses. The cropped versions in mish mash of fabric can be thrown over any outfit for an instant statement, while the longer coats in red and nude with brush strokes of white were extremely elegant, yet eye-catching.
Sweet dreams are made of Marni.