Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Milano: Spring Summer RTW 2009

Marni. The Spring/Summer 2009 Marni collection is inspired by British pop artist, Peter Blake. It’s a contemporary take on couture elegance, playing with contrasts and overlaps. A new sophistication defined by weaves of raffia and tulle, the colorful shimmer and sheen of large and small sequins, velvety hues and layered crepon tapes, which take reference from prints. Tall, slim silhouettes are clad in co-coordinated dresses, skirts and shell tops, in trousers and jackets. As well as knitted cardigans, pullovers and jersey briefs.

Marni – backstage. Marnis creative director, Consuelo Castiglioni peaks out between two models backstage.

Marni – backstage. The hustle and bustle backstage.

Marni – backstage. Models enjoy a coffee break between the two shows.

Marni – detail. Fresh fruit is on hand for the models.

Marni. Geometric stories, spherical, check, diamond and vertical stripes. Acid shades and pairing of strong colors. Interacting patterns, scaled up an down, in billboard style with crisp lines and crunchy contrasts make up the Marni Spring/Summer silhouette.

Marni – detail.
Men’s style long socks are worn with wooden heel sandals with resin platforms and high uppers in two-tone patent leather.

Marni – detail.
The jewelry is spectacular. The bold sculpture-necklaces, bracelets and exaggeratedly big earrings in the shape of hand tinted horn flowers have stone and crystal appliqués.

Marni – detail.
The bracelets.

Marni – detail. The new range of sunglasses has large frames in soft and smoky and bi-colored resin with sports detail in the elastic strap.

Marni – detail.
The hairstyle, at the back, a loose bun.

Marni – the buyers # 1. 10 Corso Como’s Carla Sozzani.

Marni – the buyers # 2. Rosy and Adele Biffi.

Marni – the buyers # 3. Saks Fifth Avenue’s Terry Schaefer and Michael Fink.

Marni – Terry’s heart #1. Today, Terry Schaefer is wearing a blue blazer by his tailor, Anderson and Sheppard, over grey trousers. His pocket-handkerchief in tie and dye chiffon was bought at the Museum of Modern Art gift shop. Terry has an extensive, unusual and amusing collection of boutonnieres.

Marni: detail – Terry’s heart #2. Note the subtle buttonhole stitched with the same color yellow as the inside of Terry Schaefer’s jacket collar. Bespoke suit by Anderson and Sheppard.

Marni – detail. Michael Fink’s pretty lace pocket-handkerchief was bought in Rome. Suit and tie by Ralph Lauren.

Marni. American Vogue's Andre Leon Talley.

Marni – detail. We all know whom Andre Leon Talley will be voting for.
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