Marni earns its stripes

From the stripes (as modelled by moi) that dominated New York, Consuelo Castiglioni presented a different twist on the linear, morphing them into checks and grid formations for Marni’s spring summer 13 collection. Belted trapeze coats and A-line dirndl skirts were treated to an array of plaids and dots, while soft pleats folded into dropped-torso vests and skirts. Shapes were inflated to float away from the body as the designer experimented with proportions and volume on everything from lab-style coats to evening dresses with an emphasis on the hips. Delicate brooches accessorised oversized shirts and deep v-neck flared tops which came in hues of charcoal and white, while rubbery leather sweaters, skirts and coats were coloured in maroon, forest green, mustard yellow and red. Castiglioni mixed in alternative textures from rugged crocodile to sparkly black fringing and feathered sequins in autumnal shades of gold, crimson and maroon. Those seasonal florals crept in once again, smattered across vibrant A-line skirts and long-length coats in bold shades of orange, pink, blue and violet. It was a soft approach to the professional woman, strutting down the runway in her city shorts and sophisticated nude heels, swinging her glossy tote to the beat of stylish success.

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Images: Copywright Vogue.co.uk

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