Designer Consuelo Castiglioni captures the essence of Autumn with rich, warm saturated hues for Marni’s Resort 2014 collection. The juxtapostion of structure and deep tones next to the lush and feminine collection only adds to the intrigue of Marni’s line. Gone is the loose and lingering effects of fluorescent spring as Castiglioni introduces us to his sophisticated maven. She is controlled and beautifully polished with belted finesse, reminiscent of Jackie Onassis herself. This collection is First Lady approved, if you pass on the few items that were track and athletic inspired.
Outstanding belted sophistication
The winning looks were sophisticated and belted to perfection. Militant wool crepe jackets, and a shimmering belted brocade coat were by far among the outstanding pieces. Prints and florals were intrinsic to the collection and consistent with the richness of the color palette. Skirts and dresses were at the knee or below, and were either straight and boxy or asymetrical and flowing. Sleeves lengths teased at elbows, and trousers took on a loose masculine boyfriend appeal falling at the natural waist – all of which complemented the overall aesthetic.
Marni’s influence will be in the finished details and the lushness of the color palette. Currently, amidst a sea of overly bright combinations, the pieces set a precedent for our palettes with lovely burnt oranges, plums, and deep royals. Marni can single-handedly bring about a re-emergence of rich tones and warm hues, usually meant for cooler temperatures. Kudos to Castiglioni’s unique take on resort, it’s polished sophistication and richness set it apart from the pack. Marni, unequivocally, prepped us for the onset of the necessary changes to come!