The mix is what defines Marni. Season in and season out, Consuelo Castiglioni piles pattern upon pattern, clashes print with print. Her more-is-more aesthetic is trending at the moment; our eyes have adjusted of late to head-to-toe florals and neon shades. Even so, Castiglioni still has a way of making your eyes pop. With an egg yolk yellow sheepskin coat, say, or a brocade tunic and matching pants in mint ice cream green, the detachable collar in pastel sequin sprinkles.
Her custom blend for pre-fall is a little bit rockabilly and a little bit jock, leavened with the label's signature sweetness. A fur and houndstooth coat worn with blue and white striped leggings, for example, was followed by a spongy royal blue top and a white tulle dirndl accented with fluorescent orange dots. Adding to the eclecticism: gold toe-cap ballerina flats and kilties with rubber soles and tufty fur totes. Even Marni acolytes might shy away from a tartan top and trousers set, but for every look like that, there was a simple green leather unlined coat.