Seems like the Marni hippie chick has been on a trip uptown. She still loves pretty prints and fabrics derived from antique furnishings, but for spring, she’s taken a style diversion, adding both haute accessories and biker references to the eclectic mix.
Designer Consuelo Castiglioni’s favorite thingsshrunken jackets, print dresses, stripy pants and delicate lacy camisoleswere all there, present and correct, in her summer collection, as was her knack for casually layering one precious, romantic piece on top of another. But those familiar ticking stripes this time came in satin, cut into pants and asymmetric skirts. A tougher, glossier Marni was also playing around with sexy leather vests and zip-detailed pants. Most surprising of all, Castiglioni flung off the clogs, hippie belts and ethnic bags: all her accessories for spring looked like an homage to vintage Hermès, from the stack-heeled canvas sandals to the chunky belts laden with gilt hardware.