Elegant or cool and casual. Exquisite fabric patterns mixed with the designers’ thoughtful eye for happy surprises, not that ridiculous look that tries too hard. Totally wearable. Can be worn by just about any age (lovely length on sleeves, looser cut that still looks sexy, attractive neckline and skirt/top lengths). Add all kinds of accessories or none. Oh, L O V E!
But I can live without the socks.
Nice front row work Scott. Thanks for bringing it to life!
I love me some bold graphics and Marni collections always inspire. Even cultural references are modernized thoroughly in some way and reinvented to make subtle but strong statements. I only wish more of this came through in the men’s collections.
I have say I do not like it. I do love the patterns and designs, but the fit.. it’s horrible. It’s just square, square, square. There are no curves or anything that can flatter the body of a woman, unless you’re a model.
I think it’s unoriginal and almost a sign of.. I don’t know, lazyness? To create something that flatters a woman is much more of a challenge. Don’t you think this is almost like cutting straight lines out of fabric and sewing it together?
Really no offence to the patterns, though. They’re beautifull, but a waste with a design like this.
My vote goes with Susie & Moi. How many times do you see people on the street wearing something inspired by Marni? With you, Moi, on the bag lady fit, only works on the oh so skinny. However, still entertaining, so thank you Sart.
These are exquisite garments but I HATE the socks. Your eye travels down the line of a luxurious leg and then hits this old lady trouser sock. It’s like putting a bran muffin in a glass of expensive champagne. Such a buzz kill.
Susie, Moi, Nanda devi & Kate: I think Marni stands for another kind on sensuality, one that doesn’t have much to do with showing hips, a nipped waist or a plunging neckline. To me, a marni girls is fun, smart, a little dorky but very brave. She’s not too bothered about pleasing others and that is quite sexy IMO.
Fictional whimsy…really (except the last pic, that is HOT!)! What makes the composed looks more not believable are the ankle socks. However, the fits work with the exception of the green and striped boxy tops on the models in pictures 2 and 3. All imaginative outfits who’s individual pieces might work somewhere else. I do enjoy the photography–you picked great vantage point.
I agree with Julia. Its a little narrow minded to think that the only thing that flatters a woman is a nipped in waist, a low waistline, and outlining the bottom and the hips. If that was the case, then everyone would run to purchase that Sophia Varga collection from KMart. There is some definite sensuality in a straighter line, and frankly defined waists are getting a bit tiring. I don’t think you are meant to wear any designer look from head to toe, so keep that in mind too.
I have two young children who love to watch the Disney channel. They have a spoof song on there called “Bringing Back the Socks and Sandals.” I have the song running through my head as I look at these photos.
I think different models would show the clothes to a better advantage. The clothes themselves remind me of the flappers of the twenties. A little less ease in the hips/bust probably would have done the trick and allowed the garments to move a little more and not just hang there.
I love this collection from Marni. Every piece is a stand-alone knockout that could be added to any outfit and make special what you already own. I really appreciate what Consuelo Castiglione is able to do year after year in putting together a collection that is unique and not over-commercialized – that still has an authentic, hand-crafted feel.
Photo #2 is my favorite – I love the green/burnt orange/white combination, but Arizona Muse looks pretty great in the first outfit too – that top is almost a piece of jewelry in its own right. The final dress is terrific too. Thanks for bringing us these runway shots!
I like it, even the socks. The first two dresses are a bit busy for my taste, but the second two are wonderful. And I agree with whoever said that women can be sexy and beautiful without emphasizing their figures. I agree that some cuts are unflattering on virtually everyone (for e.g. the blue curtain dress Sart posted a couple of days ago), but these aren’t so out there. It’s all about the specific image that you want to project.
Love the collection! And you can see Consuelo’s Chilean roots in the first looks, traditional Mapuche art and knit in the skirt bit. I can’t wait for my annual pilgrimage to Florence to get everything I’ve seen so far!
I love the socks. Gives each look a little context with a mid/post-war nod. That being said, I agree with Nanda: ultimately a waste of great patterns and color on a too-boxy shape. Even just a more natural waistline. I honestly don’t understand this trend towards disharmonious cuts that run totally counter to a human formâ€” kind of undermines the whole art of fashion in a way.