I’m fully aware of the fact that Milan fashion week is one of the most high fashion, historical and exciting fashion week there is. And out of all exquisite shows I could have picked to review, I chose a modern, up-to-date and functional collection to pluck apart. But I promise, I’ll save the fun and classic Italian fashion for the summary tomorrow! Folks, enough talking and more doing; here is Marni Spring 2017 Collection!
Marni Spring 2017 Collection
To the mainstream buyers, Marni might be most notable for its collaboration with H&M in 2012. Founded in 1994 by Consuelo Castiglioni, the Italian fashion house has made a name for itself by its functional, modern retro and feminine clothes. Marni works a lot with loose silhouettes, fun patterns and often statement accessories. Some of the collections, this one included, feels like a representation of what fashion from a specific decade would look in a modern context. For instance, how the fashion of the 1950s would look like if we wore it today.
The style of the collection
And obviously, there is no fun in discussing collections that are not good, or have their lights of peaks, and Marni is no exception to it. Marni Spring 2017 collection is functional minimalism goes fun goes 1980s. The silhouettes are loose or defined by the waist, with a range of jackets stretching from trench coats to parkas. The color is pending from neutral ones to bright and popping. There are also some pieces of pattern, which all have a modern retro feeling. The length of the clothes hits the ankle and the clothes are rather voluminous. The vibe is partly 1980s with bright colors, oversized pieces and a feeling of function. Even though the pieces might not be functional in means of practical to wear, they give the functional vibe by the placement of the pockets, the monochrome and the funky fabrics. Not to forget, the bags around the waist!
Thoughts on the collection
And to the thoughts of the collection. It’s a good one. It’s not perfection, it’s not superb, but it’s good. It delivers a clear vision of functionalism meeting the modern woman. It consist of wearable pieces that works in monochrome as well as with prints. The contrast between the simple clothes and the statement accessories works more than fine, and are quite the chic ones. The patterned dresses with bags hanging by the waist are actually quite fun and feels, in lack of a better word, fresh. The jackets are also a peak of the collection as they balance between wearability and a subtle statement (with the sleeves that are a bit too long). The draped tops (as seen below, as well as in the mint green look) are adorable and they can definitely go big next season.
As nothing was particularly genius, nothing was particularly bad either. Some pieces weren’t necessarily boring, but just not memorable. They worked, but they didn’t create a reaction which can be both good and bad depending on what on searches for. Some of the patterns could have felt more up-to-date, but that is us being specific. Also, some of the color choices could have felt more modern as red, purple and mint green in combo is a bit cringe-worthy. But as they weren’t combined in one look, it’s not bothersome.
The collection felt cohesive for most parts and managed to find a balance, and perhaps that’s where the problem emerges. The collection has more or less a perfect balance. It’s not too good and it’s not too bad. It’s okey. The clothes worked more or less, same with the patterns and the colors. The styling is chic, the models looks good and the vision is clear. Will we remember this collection in a few months though? Probably not. Do I still want some of the patterned dresses with the oversized pockets? I do!
Folks, what are your thoughts on Marni Spring 2017 collection? Hit us in the comments!