August 20 2014

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51 posts tagged "Marni"

More Is More At Marni


Sure, Marni had color-block furs and some of the most unique embroidered pieces I’ve seen yet in Milan. But what really wowed me at yesterday’s show were the earrings. Consuelo Castiglioni has always had a way with a statement accessory, and this season was no exception. The enameled pieces were big, bold, and beautiful—enough to make me rethink my recent less-is-more stance where earrings are concerned. The styling clued us in to the secret to not looking overdone: Wear them with loose, natural hair. I will be.

Photo: Gianni Pucci /

Dresses Over Pants—Where Do You Stand?


Wearing a dress over pants: It may sound like bait for Joan Rivers and the fashion police, but designers from Alber Elbaz at Lanvin to Marni‘s Consuelo Castiglioni sent the unconventional silhouette down Spring runways. At Richard Chai Love, the designer said, “It was all about playing with new proportions and unexpected layering.” Chai, who tossed long tunics and slipdresses over flowy pants, added, “It’s important that the fabric has movement.” If you want to experiment with the trend, try swapping out your tights and leggings for see-through trousers as Givenchy‘s Riccardo Tisci, Pedro Lourenço, and Giorgio Armani all did for effects that ranged from punk to gypset.

Click to see the slideshow and let us know how you’re going to layer this spring.

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Marni Tempts E-Shoppers With “Souvenirs” of Collections Past


Consuelo Castiglioni isn’t one to latch onto passing fads; her collections for Marni tend to march to their own beat, season in and season out. So even past offerings from her forward-thinking label have a way of looking contemporary: For proof, look no farther than the vintage Marni pieces she’s adding to the mix on beginning tomorrow. Castiglioni will be selling ready-to-wear and accessories revived from previous collections alongside Fall ’10 items. Think of them, as she does, as souvenirs. But think quick if you want one; they’re only available (again) until December 2.

Photos: Courtesy of Marni

Fortune Favors The Bold, Topshop Favors Chicago, CK One Expands, And More…


The secret to success for the new European collections? According to the IHT‘s Suzy Menkes, boldness. “Who dares, wins,” Menkes pronounces, and accordingly, loves Jil Sander (left) and Marni. [IHT]

Topshop is set to open its second U.S. store: The brand will bow in Chicago late next spring. That should help Windy Cityites weather the long, cold winter, but the brand has aspirations for sunnier climes, too—it’s reportedly investigated a location in Miami. [WWD]

CK One is about to be CK Many. Calvin Klein has announced that the iconic fragrance (eau de your editor for the entirety of seventh grade, but he digresses) is expanding into a full lifestyle brand, with jeans, swim, intimates, and more. Get ready for the teenage world order. [Vogue U.K.]

A Russian metals billionaire has bought a controlling interest in Ford Models. Is it just us, or does this sound like the plot point of a yet-to-be-written James Bond flick? [Page Six]

R.I.P. Catherine Walker, the late Princess Diana’s favored couturier, who passed away last week at the age of 65. [NYT]

Photo: Monica Feudi /

Goggle-Eyed For Spring?


One of the accessory trends we’ve spotted on the runways this season in Milan is the return of statement eyewear. It feels like years since the Olsens-approved giant, goggle shade had its day, and if Prada (left), Jil Sander (center), and Marni (right) are anything to go by, that day is back. Oversize frames ruled the runways at Prada—especially, in the color-heavy season, in vivid brights like orange. Looking for a toned-down version? Consuelo Castiglioni’s translucent frames give a hint of the ruddy coloring that’s a shade closer to a classic tortoiseshell.

Photos: Gianni Pucci /