Jan 10, 2018 | By Alice Gividen
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Milan: If Consuelo Castiglioni has taught her fans anything about Marni, it is to expect the unexpected. The designer is a master of creating twists on fashion’s latest obsessions, and for Pre-Fall that meant new takes on new must-haves like the baseball jacket. Castiglioni’s version featured patterned fur sleeves, while her styling was a cross-pollination of sport and classic lady-like Marni; cropped boxing shorts layered over two-tone leggings, and kangaroo pouch nylon tops paired with pleated full skirts. In addition to the many textural fur pieces, pattern was an essential element of the collection, mixing plaid with stripes, checks and dots throughout. A few matched sets were a bit over the top, but with this much quirky colorblocking, genre bending and playful accessories, Marni is well within another successful Pre-Fall comfort zone.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Layered / Oversized / Boxy
Color: Dove grey / Cobalt / Coco / Black / White / Burgundy / Pumpkin / Gunmetal / Cream / Rose / Evergreen / Tangerine / Cherry red / Mint
Key Items: Quilted anoraks / Paneled crewneck tops / Shorts / Fur sleeve overcoats / Intarsia knit turtlenecks / Pleated skirts / Furry bomber jackets / Two tone leggings / Slim trousers / Small collar silk blouses / Leather trench coats / Matched set suiting / Full skirts
Materials: Silk / Suede / Felted wool / Shearling / Leather / Fur / Intarsia knits / Brocade / Nylon
Print + Pattern: Stripes / Plaid / Grids / Checks / Diamond prints / Abstract florals
Details + Trim: Contrast piping / Quilting / Snaps / Shearling collars / Leather patch pockets / Strap closures / Hoods / Ruffles / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Miniature leather tote bags / High heeled platform loafers / Oversized cat eye sunglasses / Gauntlet gloves / Two-tone leather satchels / Opaque hosiery / Frame clutches / Jeweled brooches / Resin bangles / Sling back high heeled loafers / Fur snoods / Flat mary-janes / Striped belts / Patterned silk scarves / Jeweled earrings / Resin necklaces
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