An industrial feel with a purist vibe. Utilitarian details and a sharp idea of properness. The Marni Men collection mixes precision and performance. Function creates form. Layering and folds define new shapes.
The focus is on precise lines and contrapositions of volumes: clothes are purely about shape and form. There’s a lab-like feel in the way pieces are constructed and layered, the addition of parts revealed rather than hidden. A sleeveless blazer is worn as an utilitarian vest on top of a suit, or over shorts, playing with juxtaposed textures.
Contrast pockets on a work jackets are made by neatly folding the fabric; a streamlined apron lands over shorts and is secured with snaps, in an off-kilter quest for utility. Double-layer shirts and light quilting are graphic in feel, with a purpose.
The compact wardrobe is suited for all conditions. It is crispy, airy, appropriate. The multi-purpose cape can be arranged in different ways depending on needs. The zip-up parka is reduced to its essence getting a longer length.
Zippered bombers and leather hooded blousons have an impalpable assertiveness.
Lines are sharp, leaving no room for distraction: one-button suits in utilitarian denim fabrics, buttoned-up boxy blazers with raglan sleeves, essential yet sturdy knits.
Prints are used with the defining precision of an accent: etched checks on outerwear,
and outsized dots on shirts, screened dots like graphic marks on crisp white shirts.
The color palette is pragmatic: tones of blue, white, cream, black, and then dashes of yellow and green.
Fabrics are compact and light and dry to the touch: washed cotton gabardine, mélange cotton, indigo/white denim, waxed cotton/linen denim, yarn-dyed cotton, parachute cotton/linen toile, quilted cotton.
MARNI collaborates with artist Romina Quiros for MARNI WINTER EDITION 2013 DENIM
The Argentinian artist, Romina Quiros, attracted Consuelo Castiglioni’s fascination with her attentiveness to environmental issues and her abstract and unique illustrations. In Quiros’ illustrations, her figures originate from black blots and organic forms with a ball in delicate pink, a motif that recurs in many of her drawings. Castiglioni has chosen 3 of Quiros’ subjects as part of the collaboration for the Marni Winter Edition 2013 Denim collection.
The printed designs are characterized on several pieces throughout the collections: on PVC shoppers with leather handles, I-Pad cases, cotton jersey t-shirts, cotton shirts and bijoux.
The Marni Winter Edition 2013 Denim collection is now available in all Marni boutiques and on marni.com >
_ Marni showroom Milano
The 16th of April have been announced the winners of the Design Awards of the year 2013 curated by the London Design Museum.
The winner of the Furniture category , in which our project “MARNI 100 CHAIRS” was nominated, is Medici Chair designed by Konstantin Grcic for Mattiazzi.
The charity project “MARNI 100 CHAIRS” has been created by Marni for the Salone del Mobile 2012. All products are handmade by ex-prisoners in Colombia, in an effort to reintroduce them to a working environment and the sale proceeds are donated to charity organizations.
We are honored of being nominated in the Furniture category which is not our core business.
THE WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THE MARNI PERFUME
The Italian fashion house Marni, led by designer Consuelo Castiglioni, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website, www.marnifragrance.com, which is dedicated to the fragrance. The Milanese studio, Rise:on, met with Carolina Castiglioni and Marni_Lab, the creative workshop of Marni, to develop the innovative concept.