Monday, September 27

Luxury sportswear

MarniSS11Having seen a calmer side of Marni during the past few seasons it came as almost a shock when the SS11 collection went back to the house's über-eccentric roots. Consuelo Casteglioni, who created Marni in 1994, reminded her audience why her brand became a cult in the first place by bringing together sportswear and luxury. The models walked out turned into sophisticated scuba-divers wearing soft leather, mesh and wet suit fabric cut and ruffled like ordinary dresses and layered over cycling shorts. A fusion taken to the extreme on the maxi-sequinned looks toward the end of the show. Castiglioni made of colour play and prints a statement. The latter varied from the vintage to the contemporary pixelated florals. All of it quirkily topped off with swimming hats, Marni's infamous shades and chunky heels and aerodynamic hair.

I'm off.



nycrun said...

hats/helmets are great on these women

Kirstie Marié said...

So sorry for the lack of blog love lately!
I really do admire Marni collections. There is a certain balance of wearability and high fashion seen continuously and the contrast between casual garments and typically Marni touches such as the prints work so well for S/S11