Consuelo Castiglioni is the pied piper of gentle whimsy, drawing an ever-growing crowd of followers along her personal fashion path. Marni's clothes never seem brand new, but come across instead like a haul of pretty vintage things remade and remixed with a naïve hand.

For fall, the Marni trip is all about faded multicolored bedspread patchworks, printed silk, chiffon and plaids that have been through the wash and come out soft and crinkled. Innocent cotton smocks, '70s-feel suede patchwork coats, tiny brown suede jackets and capes were mixed up with cropped pants and fragile blouses with trailing asymmetric hems and chiffon scarves. Marni collectors will love the childlike spontaneity of details like the random placing of a bunny-rabbit appliqué, or the fact that some of the clothes are worn inside out with the seams showing. But this collection was hardly the answer to a poor girl's dreams. Castiglione married into a family of furriers, and she hewed to the family tradition by working in unlined mink (worn with the patchworked piecing on the outside), cropped tenuki fur jackets, a feathery striped fox coat, and raw-edged wallaby stoles that tie on with ribbons.