The calfskin or goatskin bags in architectonical and pure shapes are characterized by the contrasting brogue motifs. The palette is bright with organic undertones: notes of aqua, pink, light grey, brown and rust are laid over white.


















Marni is pleased to announce its new project for the Dover Street Market in Ginza, Tokyo. A Marni space has been designed exclusively for Dover Street Market, developing the concept from the MARNI EDITION stores.

The space is characterized by modular and stackable elements. This peculiarity allows to compose different display alternatives and to renew the display layout constantly. Rough steel free-standing structures in tubular have been finished with a matt transparent lacquer. Those structures can be assembled through brushed stainless steel hinges screwed on its ends allowing a continuous rail composed by several elements or a single element within the space. A backdrop is created by perforated metal panels with exclusive graphics of 2,4 m fixed on the back wall or standing in the centre of the space. Natural fibreglass mannequins float in the space at different heights.

The MARNI space will carry exclusive products: items and fabrics have been especially created for Dover Street Market, Ginza. The display versatility and the scenographic effect, given by the modular elements reaffirm the MARNI EDITION STORE concept and the choice to experiment and make room for new experiences.



An upbeat energy of rebellion creates a sense of surprise in Marni Edition for winter 2012. The tested classics of the well-to-do wardrobe, from the pleated skirt to the demure coat, are interpreted with a graphic sensibility. Nods to iconic youth cultures and the proclivity for sweet decoration clash harmonically in the typical Marni way, with touches of neon color and plastic embellishment adding a layer of pop to the mix.

The silhouette is classic, to the knee or to the ankle, with an idea of addition. Juxtapositions of fabric and fur, as well as neoprene collars and cuffs used as accent highlight the sum of part in each outfit, creating visual and tactile accumulations. Houndstooth or check coats sport fox sleeves; shearling bikers are worn with waffle knits and tailored shorts.

Mannish car coats with embroidered collars, quilted wool anoraks worn as jumpers convey an idea of sophisticated utilitarianism. Intarsia knits have a sporty feel contradicted by fur stoles with an insouciant ladylike air.

There is a constant tension between sleek control and insouciant abandonment: jacquard lamè ensembles, for instance, are toned down by the masculine allure of bonded coats and neat trousers.

The color palette is dense, with intense interruptions: notes of grey, black, tangerine, amber, brown, cigar lighten up in flashes of cobalt blue, lipstick red, teddy yellow. Neon injections of pink, yellow and green pop up suddenly. Prints are twisted: flower stencils, people patterns, geometric gravity patterns. Fabrics are compact and sturdy: double faced check and kilt wool, wool jacquard, tartan jersey, coated technical jersey, flannel, jacquard silk. Felt-bonded leather and teddy shearling suggest resistance.

Accessories include classic loafers given a huge upgrade, golfers meet rockabilly, oversized pumps with metallic toes. Bags are buckled purses and flat totes, lunch box bags in modern matt leather, sheepskin totes with hard leather finishes. Glasses are pressed plastic in candy colors.

Bijoux are collars, cuffs and broaches made of crocheted polyethylene mixed with resin and colored glass elements, necklaces and bracelets made of resin boules and stars, deco resin earrings in childish shapes. Broaches are central to the collection, with their quirky geometric shapes highlighted by mixes of resin, acetate, glass and neoprene.



For this second issue of ANTICAMERA Marni collaborated with the Fashion Design Graduation Course of the Politecnico of Milan School of Design. This experience involved third year students in a workshop geared to studying the concept of art and creativity. The starting point of the project was the movement ‘Oulipo‘ (Officina di Letteratura Potenziale), whose members include Raymond Queneau, François Le Lionnais, Jacques Roubaud and Georges Perec.

In particular, George Perec with his book ‘Life: Instructions For Use’ and his mania for rules and mathematics as a creative instrument, were the initial elements for defining a creative path based on the individuation of a rule, a limit, a formula capable of generating an art work – a work whose value is not in the final product but in the process that created it. The results of this workshop are presented in this second issue of Anticamera and Waffling.


Potential creativity #3



Students: Marozia Fogliati, Anita Giomo, Ilaria Farina, Lidia Cardone, Hye Wook Chung


4 CHAIRS of the project Marni for the Salone del Mobile 2012, come to life under a new form.

È dolce sederci
Students: Marozia Fogliati, Anita Giomo, Ilaria Farina, Lidia Cardone, Hye Wook Chung

Dining CHAIRS, made ​​of candy, chocolate and sugar: good and beautiful!



Potential creativity #4



Students: Sofia Marinelli, Alessandra Perbellini, Emanuela Peretto, Sara Sardo, Susanna Testa

The rule becomes a game, becomes the module and during the Salone del Mobile in starts from Marni Boutique and get lost in the city of design.


Potential creativity #5



Students: Gloria Grosso, Marco Neroni, Erica Orlando, Micaela Rimoldi, Andrea Vandini

Few items: some portraits, a grid and a rule to follow (doubling or dividing the number of the pieces of a puzzle). In this way we can visually express the idea of Perec: “The elements do not determine the group, but the group determines the elements.”



BIO //  Brian Rea is one of the most important and affirmed American illustrators of his generation. He lives and works in Los Angeles and was, until a short time ago, art director of the Op-Ed page (the editorial page) of the New York Times. He has created drawings and paintings for books, murals, posters, music videos and many magazines such as, among others, the New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, Nylon, Men’s Journal and Time Magazine . His works have been exhibited in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Tokyo and Barcelona (the Joan Miró Foundation). He recently collaborated with Malcolm Gladwell in “Collected”, a collection of 3 books with over 200 of his original drawings which accompany the texts of the Canadian journalist and sociologist. Currently he teaches at the Art Center in Pasadena, California, and in his spare time enjoys traveling, surfing and photography.


The choice of Consuelo Castiglioni to involve an illustrator precisely reflects the spirit of the 2012 Winter Edition.

The stroke is always simple and well defined with some rare color concessions (the pink of a sunset, the blue of a window, the green of the stripes of a t-shirt …). But it is black and white which prevails, giving drawings a special force, in a careful balance of solids and voids. The graphic tract stands out above all. Essentiality and sharpness are the traits of the style of Brian Rea: his rigor and sobriety have an almost childlike, naive tone. Space is occupied by few, clear, precise and rigorous lines which, in their simplicity, have the power to make the commonest objects appear “magical”.

People, animals and cities are drawn with an unexpected naturalness, result, however, of a careful work of removal. Indeed, for Brian Rea, “less is more” and the cleanness and sharpness of his work is accompanied by a subtle irony, a slight sarcasm which allows him to represent daily reality with a light, refined and truly special touch.

Brian Rea collaborates with Marni in the creation of t-shirts and bags for the Marni Uomo and Marni Donna 2012 Winter Edition collection and also contributes to the decoration of the Milan showroom (a number of his works indeed become wallpaper which will remain on the walls of the Milan headquarters for a few months).