Review of Marni Spring 2017 Collection

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 Review | The Fashion Folks

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.

Conclusive thoughts

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!

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69 Comments

  1. To be honest, I’m not overly into the silhouettes of this collection. I Find them a bit frumpy. I mean the added fabric at the hip level resembles saddle bags for horses and only thing I feel attracted to is the color white of the first outfit. I usually love Marni but I find all the looks featured here to be more runway, less commercial. I couldn’t see myself wearing anything for everyday life.

  2. I enjoyed your review of the show! A few of my insta friends have been sharing snaps and stories from the shows on insta stories. I hadn’t tuned into this one and so was nice to read your thoughts. It’s a shame it won’t be the most memorable of shows but on the bright side, at least it was still good. Those big saddle bag type pockets are very cool! They might be a bit big for me but I love pockets on my dresses!

    • Thank you! No, it’s easy to lost track of all the collections showing. I know I’ve missed some already. It was a good one indeed, and that must be considered better than nothing at all! Love the pockets too, they’re quite the chic ones! Xx

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  3. I pretty much agree with you. Marni is always a collection I look forward to, and this one was nice. I wasn’t obsessed or anything, but it was still visually pleasing, and I’d like to get my hands on one of those patterned dresses as well!

    I hope your day has been lovely!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  4. From years ago, I’ve been a fan of Marni more for their accessories than for their clothing. I loved the chunky jewelry and large platform shoes they’d bring to the runway. The voluminous silhouettes are something I quite like. Exaggerations like those are things I enjoy, but I haven’t like the idea of enormous pockets. I already feel like a bag lady as it is with larger hand bags, so adding apparel with just big pockets doesn’t work for me. lol Great review. So nice to catch up on Fashion Week from these posts!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.om

    • Marni has definitely a strong accessory game with a lot of fun statements to embrace! The voluminous pocket has a nice intention, but they will probably not become the big fashion hit as we people tend to stick THAT close to our bags. So happy that you like the post love! Xx

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    • Hahah but it’s so true though! I couldn’t wrap my mind around what bothered me about the collection and then I realized it was due to its lack of statement. It’s a good collection but it’s not good enough to make a lasting impression! Xx

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  5. I see what you mean about the collection being a medium in both good and bad, as well as one that’s not too memorable, aside from the large pockets, haha. I would’ve love to have seen more prints in those gorgeous earthy, rusty shades mixed in with solids, I think that would’ve been more unique and unexpected. Nonetheless, like you’ve said, it’s okay. Thank so much for sharing, gorgeous, and I hope you’re having the best start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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