Marni's well-turned-out girly looks provided a
welcome respite from the '80s-inspired fashions that
have dominated the season so far. From the clean-cut
topstitched overcoats to the breezy shirts and
comfortable country skirts, designer Consuelo
Castiglione delivered wearable, perfectly chic
Seersucker stripes, delicate embroidery and optical prints were all mixed and matched to great advantage; '50s-style skirts, full and layered, looked new with graphically colored two-tone spectator pumps. Boot-cut pants, a black ruched short jacket and an asymmetrical handkerchief top gave the collection a modern edge. For evening there was a striking boat-neck sequined top, pleated wrap skirts and a couple of light sheared furs.