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 clothes.

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.