Marni S/S 2016
Mood board: With a swish and a swash, Marni’s spring collection came floating down the runway with multiple panels of beautifully coloured and intriguingly cut layers of sturdy wool crepe. The inventive constructions were architectural-like in their linear, perfectly-curved lines but this terrific collection also managed to have a heart-thumping soul to it. It pulsed with primary colours and felt speedy and raw.
Best in show: There was beauty everywhere you looked on the runway but the most impressive pieces were the sheaths of lace cut into silver-dollar sized dots that looked like giant, life-like pixelated screens. They came covered in brightly saturated colour blocks on a two-piece top and skirt, or cut into asymmetrical hems on a sheer black shirt worn with a cotton black shirt and knit vest.
Finishing touches: Flat, simple, square-shaped bags were cut from stop-light yellow, electric blue and grass green leather and were hinged on gold wire hanger-like claps that connected to leather straps. Also cool this season were the stacks of huge block bracelets in green, black or brown lacquer and the chunky puzzle like earrings.
Photography: Jason Llody-Evans