The Marni show set highlighted what to expect from the collection, with a stark background of barren trees creating an imposing, sombre presence.
The collection itself was striking in its moody simplicity, with double-breasted coats and schoolgirl pleats cut in dark wool fabrics, set against luxurious fur stoles and trims. Military influences came through with belted, zip-front wool coats and utilitarian, boxy taupe jackets. Gone were the bright prints of the past, and with them much of the ‘fun’ of Marni. However, the wallpaper-printed dresses shown at the end redeemed the girlish quality the label is known for and will be a surefire hit for fans.
In short Grown up and pared back, but is that the Marni we were looking for?
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