Marni infuses a playful utility with new menswear collection

Milan:  Consuelo Castiglioni’s menswear at Marni have never had the same wayward spirit as her women, preferring a more stripped back, utilitarian look – which is what we saw today. Marni’s signature prints were sparingly used for shirts in abstract floral patterns and a tessellated 60’s inspired print also used for two directional jacquard tops that looked like two squares of fabric stitched together at the shoulders. Yet what the boys lack in clashing print they make up for in perfectly matched colours and fabrics. The palette was predominantly shades of blue ranging from deep navy, cobalt and a sapphire that almost glistened to caramel, oxblood, chartreuse, mustard and blackberry for a slight 70’s nod. A loose short in an embossed jersey version of the tessellated print, snap-closing leather shirts and standout pony skin jackets added an interesting textural story. Fitted four pocket tailored jackets, high-closing three button blazers, loose duster coats paired with appealing loose and cropped trousers and shorts defined a modern lightweight silhouette. Playful details such as ¾ length sleeves, elongated shirt collars and oversized pockets rounded out the look– Tom Crisp

Theme: Playful Utility

Key Items: Tailored military jacket, Long collar shirt, Leather shirts, Loose shorts,

Colour: Caramel, Cobalt, Oxblood, Blackberry, Chartreuse, Red, Mustard   

Materials and Trim: Leather, Nylon, Cotton, Jersey, Wool suiting,

Print and Pattern: Tessellated print, Abstract floral furnishing print,   

Accessories and Footwear: Leather document holders, Printed leather sandals, Neoprene runners with faux sock attachment, Pony skin shoppers, Nylon holdalls,

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