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.