Monday, 26 September 2011

Marni's worldly woman

I deeply adore Marni and whenever the brand brings
something into play I'm thrilled to pieces yet the s/s
2012 collection put on display in Milano yesterday
is bewitching, coquettish and conventional 
at the same time in its retro flavor.

Marni's chief designer Consuelo Castiglioni called
to mind a time of meek femininity realizing unassuming
garments whose shapes are highly feminine without
being tantalizingly slinky in earthy browns, green 
and blue shades with lots of white.

From simple shift dresses through perfectly cut, high
waisted jackets and dresses to geometric printed
hourglass silhouettes always playing on lengths
and the mix of fabrics, the whole collection shows
lots of irresistible ideas like the woven raffia godet
skirts or the contrasting shades of resin 
flower pattern appliqués.

What I really like is the preciseness in combining
different textures, the exact shapes of skirts and
tops, the clever interpretation of the season's
recurrent daisy motif, not to mention the unusually
sequined embroideries or the amazing beaded
aprons worn over sheer shorts with rounded edges.

Accessories are simply great, from ladylike clutches
and handbags in 2 or 3 colors made of intertwined
leather to massive glassy bangles and spectator pumps: 
besides I'm not a fan of the desperate housewife's
sort of nude socks which are truly awful yet a little
flaw (or maybe it's just an ironic hint) could 
be straightaway forgiven.

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