Marni Evening collection ’14 look book

There are numerous ways to make an entrance, to turn heads, to make a room fall silent. Glittering dresses and vast displays of skin are the more common, and perhaps the easiest; being noticed for elegance that’s also effortless is a much more difficult feat, but just as liable to incite jealousy. Everyone wants to be the girl who looks luxurious and cool without trying.

And it’s hard to imagine anyone nailing effortless evening wear as perfectly as Marni. Up close, the embellishments and textures of Marni’s 2014 Evening Collection are exquisite to the touch, and yet the silhouettes mixing “the ease of a tee and the elegance of a ballgown” always pull them back and keep them grounded. Nothing unapproachable. Nothing too fussy.

In her nocturnal outings, Marni’s woman wears nonchalant layers of luxury, low-slung belts over billowy-cut crepe dresses, deep, dark colours interjected with vibrant pulses of red. Spiked and cabochon-lined headbands turn her, finally, into a princess of low-key glamour.

No piece – not a double duchesse skirt or a black cape tied with a bow, not a pair of flat bejewelled sandals or an elegant ribbon necklace – feels out of place in this small yet perfectly curated foray into the night. The word ‘eveningwear’ may conjure visions of the slinky or the over-voluminous, but the Marni brand – with it’s effortless elegance – redefines the word, and in doing so dissolves them.

You can see all of the Marni Evening 2014 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.