We witnessed the great print clash at Marni SS18, as well as colour blocking and bold accessories.
We think Francesco Risso is a little bit in love with the royal family as his collection had modern day princess dresses, fur collared robes and chandelier pearl jewellery. However, she wasn’t your perfect sort of princess but the type who sneaked out in the evening to attend a fabulous party and then elegantly rolled out of bed the next morning with a smudged eyeliner and messy hair.
Many have claimed it as a return of the ‘real’ Marni which you can be seen with Risso’s use of bold colours like red, blue and green as well as unapologetic wild patchwork of prints of floral and check, and of course the cinched at the waist styles mixed with volumous cuts.
The clothes were oversized yet had fluidity with every step. The shoes are sensible but just with enough pezaz and masculinity that a Marni woman goes for. Some bags were boxy with chunky chain handles while others were larger than life in a patent finish – we imagine these will cross over between women’s and men’s lines.
Risso joined Marni in October last year and it feels like he finally found the balance of what the house is loved for and his own vision for it’s future.
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