Marni Fall Winter 2014-15 backstage
Marni Fall Winter 2014-15 Runway sweatshirt in two-toned, bonded jersey with short, oversized, and tube-shaped sleeves. Relaxed fit and raw edge. Crewneck and lateral panels under the sleeves in contrasting colours. Visible zipper closure in gilded metal. Topstitching on borders.
Runway long skirt in two-toned, bonded jersey with slit, raw edge and concealed zipper closure covered on the inside by grosgrain. A patchwork of the same fabric, used inside out to show the two colours, is applied onto staggered layers, creating sculptured, voluminous flounces.
Runway coat in two-toned, bonded jersey. Straight-cut model with V-neck and pockets. A patchwork of the same fabric, used inside out to show the two colours, is applied on staggered layers, creating voluminous, sculptured flounces.
Runway sweatshirt in two-toned, bonded jersey, raw-edged and V-neck with oversized, tube-shaped half sleeves. Relaxed fit. Lateral panels under the sleeves are in contrasting colour. Visible zipper closure in gilded metal. Topstitching on borders.
Runway miniskirt in two-toned, bonded jersey, raw-edged and darted. Concealed zipper closure, covered on the inside by grosgrain. A patchwork of the same fabric is applied onto staggered layers, creating sculptured, voluminous flounces.
The Marni f/w 14/15 collection includes two prints that reproduce a work of German artist Magnus Plessen.
Interested in topics such as perception, structure, transition, driven in his creative quest by an exploration on material density, Plessen moves fluidly between abstraction and figuration. His paintings are made with a personal technique which consists in the systematic addition and removal of large sections of painting in order to define both figures and background. Resolute brushstrokes and equally firm erasures characterize the compositions, resulting in a dense yet evanescent consistency.
The purpose of the artist is to convey emotions and feelings, not to depict reality as it is. The method is rigorous and dynamic. As a brand that contaminates itself with art, Marni feels an affinity with Plessen. The German artist’s paintings are in fact close to the experimentation on forms, colors and materials that characterizes the f/w collection.
Two prints have been made, coming from the Zwei Figuren (2005) piece.
The painting’s double subject was split into two different patterns, both faithfully reproduced on radzmir, satin viscose and jersey for garments and on leather for shoppers.