Marni’s Milan fashion week (MFW) show was backed by Screamin Jay Hawkins’ gravelly rendition of I Put A Spell On You. At the risk of sounding cliche, cast a spell it did. It was the kind of collection where photos can’t hold a candle to the real thing; the magic is in the movement, the fabrication, the finer details.
And perhaps the most important thing that photos don’t convey is the way the clothes sat on the body. Or over it, if you consider that none of the pieces clung to, or stretched, or even flowed over the body. Instead they sheathed it, enveloped it, folded around it. The outfits marched out in Marni’s trademark retro-inspired prints (60’s looking florals and checks) or pristinely minimal black or white ensembles; either way, they were sculptural and voluminous. Leather pieces had a minimalistic sophistication from an oxblood leather trench to a soft buttery yellow two piece leather set with a plunging neckline.
But if there was an overall minimal and ladylike elegance to Marni’s spring / summer 2013 show, from the boxy, geometric handbags to the pin brooches dusting lapels, it was counterbalanced by the mussed-up chignons models sported in their hair. Even with a collection this pristinely clean, the Marni girl would never feel stuffy.
You can see all of the Marni spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree