Marni’s designs clearly define artsy looks. The clothes have an old-fashioned flare with today’s street-style edge. Focusing on bohemian-chic looks, Marni’s clothes are creatively designed, often in colorful patterns with sashes. Shoes are also colorfully coordinated with the outfits. The triangle sunglasses, bold jewelry and unique handbags accessorizing each model’s outfit are noteworthy.
This Italian brand’s designer starts the creative process with the thought of a painter’s canvas. As he modifies his shapes to the actual garments for the collection, his ideas frequently change. It’s great to see it all come together. Founded in 1994 by Swiss designer Consuelo Castiglioni, the Marni brand is known worldwide for women’s, men’s and children’s ready-to-wear and accessories. Since 2016, Francessco Risso has been the brand’s creative director. In 2018, the company appointed Stefano Biondo as its CEO.
The company does many experimental collections, using innovative prints and colors. For spring/summer 2019, there are many slouchy robe-style cloaks over wrapped sari-styles skirts. Tiny tops match coat colors or patterns, along with whimsical dresses and tunics. Flat leather sandals look comfortable, and the newly shaped handbags and geometric sunglasses tie the looks together. Marni’s audience usually shows up wearing Marni’s designs.
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