Marni’s SS17 collection has silhouettes that are reminiscent of classical Greek sculpture and a colour palette straight out of nature.
Marni’s woman is a truly modern, ethereal being. For SS17, Marni created flowing and almost-architectural garments that are not to dissimilar to works of art. Starting the show with the oversized and slightly mannish (but still feminine) coats that came in milky whites, delicate buttermilks and dark grey dapple-effect, Marni’s collection was made for the modern woman. Sometimes, she doesn’t have time to carry a bag, and instead, she attaches two mini-backpacks onto a belt and straps them around her waist. Ingenious.
Colours Of The Wind
With a palette ranging from deep earthy browns to white and raspberry, Marni’s colour chart dived head first into nature’s spectrum. Starting the show off with snowy hues of white, then buttermilk and cream, the collection moved through green-based and dappled hues before being hit with shocking raspberry and bright red. A stand-out look was the high-necked pleated raspberry jumpsuit that was pulled in by drawstrings around the knees, where the raspberry was blocked off by a white sleeve and trouser leg (the bag-belt-combo made a grand appearance here too). The palette soon drifted back into muted tones, with lavender, mint, sea blue, turquoise, yellow and sea-glass green; the colours of nature shone through.
Ancient Greek Beauty
Classically Marni, the collection was elegant, sophisticated and, above all, beautiful. Pleats were draped and tied up with drawstrings, paired with mismatched earrings that almost hit the collarbone, and fresh-faced make-up that kept all the attention on the garments. A cream ovoid-style top was paired with flowing culottes, while delicately crafted asymmetric pleats and billowy sleeves created looks reminiscent of classic Greek sculpture.