Marni’s Olympics

19.06.2018 | Fashion | BY:

For SS19 Creative Director of Marni Francesco Risso unleashed his imagination into a fantasy of athletics.

Risso welcomed guests to the underground parking lot of Torre Velasca, a residential brutalist tower built in the late ‘50s in Milan’s centre with a seating arrangement of Swiss balls. This was the first introduction to what he referred to as his “Imaginary Olympics.” 

“All are admitted to this game: the thin and the chubby, the tall and the short; fatty ultra men and skinny supermen; mini superheroes and maxi anti-heroes; anyone who loves and knows thy body.”  Commented the designer, giving insight into his casting which was a mixture of both professional street-casted models of all ages and sizes.  

He added that “each team creates its uniform for the game by reassembling all the uniforms of all the sporting events which we have forgotten.”  Out came all the team members dressed in pieces that were inspired by an accumulation of vintage sportswear. Each ensemble told an individual story of its wearer/player. High waisted drawstring pants, double T-shirts, windbreakers, tailored sports coats, skater pants, prints blown up from German artist Florian Hetz combined with wrestling robes and sleeping bags made into voluminous bombers and paired with bed slippers. There were references to uniforms pulled from sports such as cricket, football, tennis and swimming.

But Marni’s imaginary olympics was a game of vulnerability, no machos allowed: no mouth guards, no shin guards, no foul play. The silhouettes were soft and clean, creating revised hi-tech versions to sportswear while paying homage to their vintage references. 

Marni SS19 | Jordan Anderson for Twin online

Marni SS19 | Jordan Anderson for Twin online

Marni SS19 | Jordan Anderson for Twin online

Marni SS19 | Jordan Anderson for Twin online

Marni SS19 | Jordan Anderson for Twin online

Marni SS19 | Jordan Anderson for Twin online

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Marni Flower Market

16.09.2014 | Culture , Fashion | BY:

Although the fashion crowd will be flocking to Milan for its beloved MFW from the 17 September, the afternoon of Sunday 21 sees Marni presenting an entirely different kind of show.

The Marni Flower Market, to be held in the baroque Rotonda della Besana, will feautre bundles of flowers interspersed with house-like stalls showcasing their wares. This display of freshness and vitality, hustle and bustle, is intended to accentuate the brand’s Italian roots; fitting for a house that is often floral-inspired.

Carolina Castiglioni, Special Creative Director, is heading up the event with Stefano Rabolli Pansera, the architect and curator of the Angola pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

There will be a variety of items for sale, from PVC vases decorated with archive Marni prints and Japanese porcelain pots complete with flower seeds, to animal sculptures handcrafted by a group of Columbian women.

The Flower Market also marks a collaboration with the Museo dei Bambini di Milano. A series of children’s workshops will be available to the public, and exclusive items such as gardening aprons and tool bags, hand-painted in Zambia, will be on offer. The project underlines Marni’s commitment to philanthropy, with part of the proceeds from the sale of these limited edition products being donated in support of children’s organisations.

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Twin Picks: Pouches

05.08.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Every girl interested in chic design deserves to own a luxurious pouch – perfect for late-night dinners, club crawls or those popped-out-for-the-latest-issue-of-vogue moments where only a credit card, Tom Ford lipstick and mobile are needed. To help you pick your hand-held accessory for the autumn/winter 2014 season, we’ve made it super easy, by choosing our top four.

Moschino Logo Clutch, £182.32, farfetch.com & Marni Pony Skin Clutch, £410, thecorner.com

Small Shiny Croc Clutch in White, £40, whistles.com & Sophie Hulme Keyhole Leather Pouch in Black, £175, coggles.com

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TRUNK – MARNI SPRING/SUMMER 2014

04.04.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Marni Lab has created a short film to celebrate the iconic Marni Trunk bag for SS14. Styled like an old fashioned movie trailer and set to the gramophone sounds of Emanuele Scataglini, the black and white short film sees the geometric shapes of the handbag paralleled through the architecture of Aldo Rossi and Carlo Aymonino, as it was shot at Monte Amiata Housing in Milan. Playful in its execution, the doubled screens further emphasize the power of perspective. Watch the film below…

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Twin Picks: Poolside Slides

28.03.2014 | Fashion | BY:

Sping is in full swing (sort of), and it’s time your wardrobe kept up. One effortless way to transition, is to do so with your feet. This season is about relaxing poolside, dipping those toes in water but until that becomes reality, just swan about town in some slides. Here Twin chooses four to help you on your way.

Limited Elena Flat Poolside Mule, £195, whistles.co.uk & Givenchy Floral Print Slides, £546, matchesfashion.com 

Bio Sandals, £39.99, zara.com & Marni Slides, £390, shoescribe.com

 

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Marni Reincarnated

21.01.2013 | Blog , Fashion | BY:

The brainchild of Consuelo Castiglioni, Marni is that quirky Italian label which always manages to put a new spin on its eclectic aesthetic. It’s only natural that the house’s first ever fragrance carry on that tradition.

The subtly masculine scent steers far away from stereotypical smells of femininity such as florals and saccharine sweetness. Instead, the crisp yet spicy top notes of bergamot, ginger and pink peppercorn make way for a rose, cardamom and cinnamon bark concoction, grounded by a woody accord of patchouli, incense, vetiver and cedarwood. So while there is a ‘feminine’ heart of rose notes, it is enveloped in multiple layers of spices and woody notes, making for an elusive, multi-faceted and original scent.

As a house renowned for its use of prints, the polka dot-covered and clean-lined bottle makes the fragrance come full circle to a pure olfactory reincarnation of the Marni brand.

MARNI launches exclusively at Harrods and Harrods.com in February.

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