Stangeness and Charm. Marni AW17

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Francesco Risso is Consuelo Castiglioni’s successor at Marni, and yesterday we’ve seen his first collection for the brand’s womenswear line. He used to work at the design studio of Miuccia Prada, so no wonder why off-beat femininity is rooted in his aesthetic; leading Marni, Milan’s most avant-garde house, means that he needs to communicate the way Castiglioni did. Mixing contemporary with old; unconventional prints (most likely, really bold florals) and strangest textiles; experimenting with the garment’s silhouette. In his autumn-winter 2017 collection, Risso checked all the points with success, sending a line of models sashaying in synthetic, fluffy furs, colourful raincoats and heavily sequined dresses (best in the brightest shade of turquoise you’ve ever seen). But Marni is also known for its architectural approach to footwear, whether we’re speaking of platform sandals or ornamented heels. Francesco achieved the ‘beautiful ugliness’ with mid-length, patent boots, elevated by fur sticking out at the top.

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