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Marni Fall 2011 Runway Review

Consuelo Castiglioni is certainly not afraid of a print, and with Marni’s geometrically inclined past; the prints for Fall are fitting. Star shapes, stripes, and octagonal grids were shown on covetable layers of crepe, wool, leather, and silk with a luxe helping of fur.

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Inspired by master contemporary dancer Martha Graham and modern architecture, and the constraints that come with the notion of discipline paired with the fluidity and femininity of the movement. A palette of warm neutrals with touches of peach, mint, and emerald were accented by a story of textures that included beading, pom poms, and jewels.

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The Marni girl is often seen as a carefree young woman but with this season it seems she has grown up. There was an element of bespoke fashion with a 50s sensibility as matching coats and skirts were paired with fur-cuffed gloves and shift dresses adorned with dramatic bejeweled necklines and luxurious fur. It is rare that a designer can grow into the brand and change its style without alienating the target client but with this collection Castiglioni managed to maintain the Marni sensibility in a more mature collection.

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Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree

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