The Marni pre-fall 2015 collection is super chic and positively captivating as the design brings out the artist in the Marni woman, as opposed to the explorer seen the year before. Soundsuits, which are wearable fabric sculptures, were the main inspiration for the whimsical designs that are very much the opposite of the almost masculine sturdiness on the feminine figure seen last year. The sombre has been replayed with multicolor alpaca pieces, while the random flurry of frivolity through silks and foxtail, fur scarves and hems at mini level now turn to elongated vests, graphic patterns, harlequin-like cocoon coats and long dresses. We see subtle tones of sophistication in extravagance through jacquard coats with matching mini dresses, we see the festive colors of reds and blue and what’s a pre-fall collection without floral patterns. It’s all about the charm created through contrast, while so many of the pieces opt for a minimalistic design that’s so very trendy throughout this year.
While many pre-fall collections felt like they were more suited for the summer than the colder seasons, this one feels like it’s all about the fall days, without some bare legs in winter, but mostly covered up skin, whether through midi skirts or wool twill pants, it matters not. What we know is that the Marni house certainly deserves a round of applause for its deliciously appetizing fashion designs.
A simple midi dress that’s reminiscent of more Amish looks seems to be one of the first pieces presented in the Marni pre-fall 2015 collection, with the teal coloring all the more attractive when coupled with a gorgeous white jacket, dark green half boots and high socks that frame the boots. This way, you are going leggy as is the latest trend, without exposing too much skin. A beige handbag completes the look and adds a splash of color to the overall outfit.
A white sleeveless loose coat with black leather linings and fluffy furry fabric on the lower half of the piece covers up a looser fitting pinkish sweater with a high neck and long full sleeves. All this is worn over wool twill pants that have bell bottoms, and the outfit is completed with an orange handbag that brings the oomph of fall’s nature to the otherwise calm and sophisticated combination.
These midi lengths are actually quite perfect when you consider the leggy trend that we have to deal with throughout the year. The boots with socks reaching high enough to line the tops also do their job in warming up our feel and preventing hypothermia. The dress itself though is enough to captivate an individual’s attention, with a bright purple swatch appearing from waist to hip, sandwiches between black and navy fabric. The shoulders, top of the chest and arms are then enveloped in an olive color to complete the gorgeous design, while a splash of color is added with an orange handbag and colorful rose broach.
There is so much one can say about wildly printed look, it’s hard to know where to start! Just looking at it makes one quite dizzy. The belt cinches in the waist of the black, yellow, brown and white designed bright fabric that’s been made into a long midi dress, complete with wider cuffs on the sleeves, strangely matching knee-high socks and clunky black, green and white strappy shoes that bring this whirlwind of a look to a standstill, grounding it so that we may admire its inherent beauty. It’s certainly not conventional and it will, without any doubt, be turning heads if you decide to add this to your pre-fall wardrobe collection.
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