Runway Report: Marni SS18

For SS18 Marni creative director, Francesco Risso, showcased a collection that was an endless mix of styles, colours, prints and textures. Explaining backstage, Risso said the collection was inspired partly by a doodle he did of a “20s woman on a skateboard”. He called the collection a treasure hunt. “You have to imagine this archaeologist diving into a trunk full of objects,” he added.

Slightly retro silhouettes were brought up-to-date with exaggerated proportions and consisted of dresses and skirts, with some boxy boyish pants and bowling shirt combs.

Delicately layered slipdresses were embellished with beading while the brand’s trademark furs included one inspired by Cruella de Vil. Short dresses made from panels of heavy satin were worn over long skirts and a 1950s-style print bathing suit became a top worn with a green floral skirt.

While it’s not necessarily a collection for the street-obsessed set it was certainly a collection that made you smile.

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