Monday, 28 January 2013

Marni's tomboyish girl

Marni's worldly woman doesn't lose her femininity despite
the mannish look of the latest pre-fall 2013 trans-seasonal
collection that still bears the typical aura of sophistication
of the Milan-based brand.

Eye-catching looks providing stylistic comfort devised in
a constant play of opposites: tailored and deconstructed,
feminine and masculine: 'all-purpose' comfortable and
practical outfits, suited both for urban and office mores,
in which the boxy shapes of double-breasted blazers,
duffle coats and cabans (not to mention a lovely sheepskin
sleeveless peacoat covered with a gold foil) are paired
with school girl features such as pleated skirts, 
high on waist belts and knee-high stockings.

Marni's 'jack of almost all trades' Consuelo Castiglioni
who created the brand's innovative charm through her
distinctive approach, for once goes androgynous juxtaposing
menswear silhouettes with feminine belted dresses
interpreting the ever recurring military theme using large
floral motifs, half the way between camouflage and 
jungle, on plain and boldly striped bases.

A uniform-inspired attire where sportswear functionalism
meets a girlish elegance made of twisted wool, leather,
cotton gabardine and polyester with a careful use of fur
in which Consuelo's signature color blocking is made of
dark hues ranging from army green and greenish brown,
charcoal and burgundy lightened by ivory, orange and gold.

Bags and shoes are obviously excellent as in all Marni's
collections showing double-strap boots, fringed loafers
and sneakers going with oversized tote bags and clutches,
often with fuzzy fur mittens or suede gauntlets.
Marni turns on the charm with its 'boy-meet-girl' pre-fall
collection; can't wait to see the winter collection 
in the months to come.

all lookbook images from Fashionising, uncredited photographer

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