7 posts tagged "Consuelo Castiglioni"
Marni’s keeping it animated for its new summer-edition (what we might call pre-fall) collection: Consuelo Castiglioni has once again collaborated with British video artist Rohan Wadham to create a short film for the label’s muse, a futuristic doll-creature with an enviable wardrobe—all Marni, of course. In her first video last February, she was taking on the tundra, but we’re glad to report she’s found herself in sunnier, more hospitable climes. She’s even found herself a date. Some dolls have all the luck. Check it out, below.
I’d already been through the racks of Marni’s fall collection for men when Consuelo Castiglioni, the designer herself, popped out of a door in the wall of the showroom. “What kind of man do you imagine in these clothes?” I wondered. “Gorgeous ones,” she answered. I pushed her a bit, and she specified architects, musicians…. I was having a little trouble with that idea, because the collection itself had a resolutely undeclarative flatness. Sure, there were clever touches—like the puffa sewn inside a tweed jacket, or the jacket that reversed to a raincoat—but otherwise, it was hard to imagine Marni’s fall menswear galvanizing creative types. Then I saw the lookbook, which features U.K. model Ash Stymest, he of the extreme tatts and kickass att. He looked like an angel. Okay, fashion is alchemy, and I stand corrected on the transformative power of Marni’s new menswear.