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Show report: Marni spring/summer 2013


by Verity Hogan


With the success of its H&M collaboration, fashion editors’ favourite Marni has conquered the mainstream and Consuelo Castiglioni’s spring/summer range played to her newly extended audience with a crowd-pleasing collection. The season’s emerging trend for exaggerated volume matched perfectly with Marni’s oversized aesthetic, seen in masculine collared shirts, cropped trousers and dirndl skirts that came emblazoned with a contrasting check print as well as in its signature block colours.

Exaggerated peplums added weight to already loose waists, hems kicked out just below the knee and necklines were cut in deep Vs that contrasted wonderfully with undone hair and stripped-back make-up. The Marni silhouette was softened slightly with the addition of printed housecoats cinched at the waist and close-fitting halterneck dresses, while the colour palette ranged from turquoise and deep violet to orange and moss green, all set against an austere white backdrop. Combining its signature shapes with a new softer shape, the label has broadened its appeal once again, but while growing in popularity Marni has continued to push boundaries with exciting results.

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