Marni A/W 2017

Marni A/W 2017

Francesco Risso presents his colourful and quirky womenswear debut for the Italian house

Mood board: It was bright blue skies in Milan for Francesco Risso’s womenswear debut as creative director of Marni. The corkscrew curled Italian designer presented an imaginative collection, which drew on Marni’s idiosyncratic design quirks, with a splash of Prada: Risso was womenswear designer at the house for almost a decade.

Best in show:  There was a fake fur coat that looked like a prickly porcupine with its quills glimmering in the sun, and silk dresses in Marni’s signature floral prints. At the show’s climax Risso sent out a series of knee length looks, in fabric resembling bubble wrap, embellished with coin size pailettes. Their glittering beauty contrasted against the cement interior of the showspace.

Finishing touches: Typically off-kilter, model’s sported bed-head hair, offset against golf-ball like crystal hoop earrings. Shoes came in the form of colourful ankle-strap kitten-heels and shiny calf length boots with fake fur sprouting from the leg. Stoles were imagined in maroon and tan alpaca, layered over dresses with geometric prints and ‘S’ shape zipper details, which were as shaggy as the hair of the models sporting them.

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