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51 posts tagged "Marni"

Lights, Camera, Marni

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The team at Marni loves a video—check out their animated takes on the pre-fall ’09 and ’10 collections, if you don’t believe us—so no surprise that for the label’s Spring ’11 men’s collection, they set the cameras rolling. We’ve got an exclusive peek at the behind-the-scenes video, lensed at the Spring ’11 lookbook shoot and starring model Tomek Szczukiecki. The flick screened tonight at the collection’s presentation in Milan, but if you didn’t happen to be there, here’s your first peep. It also includes a glimpse at the new Marni T-shirts—hence its title, 4×3 T-shirts. Twelve shirts take some time to get on and off, which perhaps explains the slightly slower-than-expected pacing. Still, we can think of worse ways to spend ten minutes than gazing at a male model—and, of course, some Marni.

PLUS: Check back with us soon for the full Spring ’11 menswear collection and Tim Blanks’ review.

If Only All Ambassadors Dressed Like This

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Browns has been an English institution for four decades now. Mrs. B isn’t one to let an occasion like that go under-celebrated. For the store’s 40th anniversary, the pioneering retailer—who brought Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Sonia Rykiel to England and was an early booster of Hussein Chalayan and Marios Schwab—put together an exhibition, opening tomorrow, of 40 Browns “ambassadors” in finery pulled from its archives. Paolo Roversi shot Marc Jacobs in Halston (above), Eva Herzigova in Mark Fast, and Ann Demeulemeester in her own collection (both below), among many others. And as for Mrs. B herself? The lady chose Marni for her close-up (bottom, left). Continue Reading “If Only All Ambassadors Dressed Like This” »

Knock Your Socks Off

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The jury’s out on socks with cutout shoes. They’ve become a mainstay of the runways—Prada and Marni both showed them for Fall—and a favorite of the street-style photogs like our own Tommy Ton. Dissenters, on the other hand, say they’re too editorial for everyday wear. (Try the look at the office and be prepared to explain yourself.) But Bruno Frisoni’s having his cake and eating it, too. The covetable platform pumps he created for Fall with attached socks, one of Candy Pratts Price’s picks of the season, also come in a more commercial, sockless option. One way or the other, you’re covered—or uncovered, as the case may be.

PLUS: For more of the season’s best accessories, check out our Fall 2010 Accessory Report.

Photo: Courtesy of Bruno Frisoni

Valley Of The Marni-Clad Dolls

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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.

Milan Menswear: Marni’s Saving Grace

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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.

Photo: Courtesy of Marni