Between peplums and side panels and padding at the waist, there’s something going on with women’s hips in fashion right now. It’s like couture is finally embracing the fact that we’re supposed to have a little extra padding there. Lovely pictures.
It’s actually great to see Castiglioni have a ‘Jil Sander-esque’ moment with a refreshing use of tonal colors and monochromes. She can’t ever seem to shake off her love for patterns, which is great – it’d be hard for me to conceive a line without that. The fifth photo is my personal favorite. The idea of West African ankara comes to mind whenever I come back to this photo.
The handbag looks great in the first picture. And yes, white an nude is something I can imagine actually wearing, not so much the other prints. But hey, I’m a stay at home mum, so maybe a bit conservative on the print side.
Except for photo number 2, these clothes–shapeless, dowdy–are reminiscent of the sort of things that the typical small-town housewife wore on laundry days in the fifties. I came of age in that time and hated what society did to women in the post-WWII period: Turned them into drudges by stripping them of personal purpose and often hope–all in the goal of getting them out of the workplace and back to the job of making multiple babies so as to rebuild America. My views still colored by vivid memories of the dictum that “good girls grow up, get married, have babies, keep house and service the breadwinner”, I abhor these clothes and the false sophistication they attempt to engender.
What’s next? The glorification of the housedress?
But the shoes aren’t bad.
And the photos are great in their ability to elicit a visceral reaction, at least on my part.
I have a very mixed feelings about this collection!
Can to say I love it but I do not hate it eater.
It is definitely better than what Prada did.
Overall it’s okay but not more than that.
Could be much better.
Something is not quite right. May be proportions.
Okay! It is not sophisticated enough!
Looks little bit chip.
Very often when top and the bottom are baggy it does not look right.
One or another must be more fitted.
I love the dress from the previous post though!!!!!!
That is the best piece from Marni S/S 2013 collection.
Must say the collection was very small.
I am still waiting for the great collection for next summer.
So far I am not impressed with any one.
Wrong! Marc Jacobs was GREAT!!!
But that is probably all.
eureka! the 2 short sleeve shirts can actually be men’s shirts, finally!
as for the proportions, these clothes will actually look better with fuller sized women than on thin women; which is the opposite of most collections
Even on these models, outfits look dowdy and oversized. I realize fashion is about new ideas as well, but I’d guess that the women who can afford Marni are also watching their figures and would not want to hide them to this extent.