Runway Report: Marni Fall 2016

Balloon sleeves, inverted half moon hems and cocooned crops, Consuelo Castiglioni’s FW16 vision for Marni was all about a rounded play on shape and proportion for the modern day avant garde romantic. Caped fur wraps and coats, capped toe boots and pinned–backed waves paired with a dark rouged lip brought in old school Hollywood glamour, while reworked high-low layering, digitally-derived abstract prints and sporty stripes, oversized plastic paillette accents and stirrup pants lent an undeniable nowness to the collection.

Colorblocked ensembles gave way to a painterly jacquard print and as always Castiglioni played with every shade in the spectrum, showing extra reverence for the primaries. Presenting neither the throw-on-and-go ready-to-wear nor the editorial only end of the spectrum, this was a collection of lust-worthy pieces that demand to be worn, but also demand attention and that extra bit of creative care when styling.

It was a show that was directional yet relatable, speaking to the modern art lover in pattern, pop and proportion. From rich regal details to minimalistic new basics, expect one new Marni must-have for everyone’s fashion wish list this season.


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Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.