With the newest Marni fall/winter 2015-2016 collection launched, we can safely say that looking chic and luxurious in simplistic and warm winter-ready outfits is possible now. Consuelo Castiglioni decided to embrace her brand’s aesthetic by bringing an array of cool and modern interpretations of the luxury fur fabric, at the same time statement-making designs to wear under and with those lush fur pieces. Combining that with sharp and minimalist shapes and an autumnal color palette, as well as a beautiful play of textures and volumes, she managed to deliver an utterly wearable and comfortable lineup celebrating warmth and elegance in style. Subtle color-blocking motifs and iconic idiosyncratic prints came to liven up the overall polished and minimalist mood making an appearance on the runway every now and then.
We have seen many stunning interpretations of the timeless brown color at different fashion shows from New York and London to Milan, and we can confidently say that 50 shades of brown are going to reign in the upcoming cold months. They bear kind of warmth and comfort in them and look quite amazing both with neutral colors and pops of brights. The Marni fall 2015 rtw collection didn’t stay indifferent towards this new tendency, featuring tons of chocolate brown shades that came mixed and matched with beige, black, white and gray colors. In addition, we saw subtle hints of dusty pinks and bright reds that brought diversity to this charming collection. And although the opening looks put the focus on texture and color-blocking, in the middle of the show we also saw some boldly patterned designs, including tea-length dresses, elongated coats worn over tailored flared pants and skirt suits using a coarse fabric.
The silhouettes were kept straight and long, quite often reaching the tea length and there was a nice game of layering shown throughout the collection presentation. The usage of only thick and stiff fabrics such as tweeds, gabardine and dense wools and the big proportions of fur being used as accentuating details mostly, like in case of the beaver skirt coats or the fluffy fur-sleeved ones, added so much volume and coziness to the designs, making even the tunics and the long vests perfect pieces for beating the cold weather outside. Fur also appeared on the oversized front pockets of the elongated vests, skirts and coats, injecting a touch of modernity to the looks. The pieces also stood out for their unfinished edges and the simplistic, plain lines, while wide leather belts in contrasting shades finished off most of the looks placing the focus on the thin waistline of the models. In certain cases it was hard to determine whether those were coats worn as dresses or dresses acting as perfect substitutes for outerwear.
The finishing details of the looks were equally powerful and statement making and we absolutely loved the modern leather cross-body bags with thick straps hugging the models bodies and giving freedom to their hands. The snakeskin boots, the leather heeled shoes and open-toe boots were other perfect additions to the looks along with the oversized tribal earrings. Castiglioni’s “fierce wanderer” keeps her wet-effect hair textured in a half-up half-down updo, while makeup wise she embraces the elegance of warm earth shades. It was a cool show full of elegant and feminine outfits!
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