Founded in 1994 by Swiss-born designer Consuelo Castiglioni, Marni is an experimental brand that plays with forms, colour, prints and textures. Characterised by eclectic style and refined materials, Marni’s inspired mix of shapes and patterns are stand out season to season. A family business at heart, every single piece is designed and crafted in-house in the Milan headquarters to ensure the highest level of quality. Marni is a luxury brand that creates emotional and unique collections with an emphasis on oversized silhouettes and playful prints.
‘Twisted femininity’ serves as the reference point for Consuelo Castiglioni’s AW15 collection, evoking a sense of the ‘elemental wild’. Sharp and minimal silhouettes are elongated with wide belts which are used to inform narrow forms whilst floral jacquards are brushed down with a worn and piled aesthetic. Shoes and sandals are chunky with a sportswear aesthetic, featuring monochrome geometric shapes with accents of dark green and flashes of red. The Italian house explores print this season, using darker brush strokes and wild florals resulting in an abstract camouflage. With long raw-cut hems, utilitarian pockets and frayed hems accentuated by a primal palette of earthy browns and muted pinks, the collection suggests a sense of urgency whilst high necklines and oversized details are an expression of evolving femininity.