Marni Spring/Summer 2019

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Francesco Risso was inspired by the idea of painters and sculptors getting their hands dirty. If you follow this concept throughout the collection, the first looks are the white canvas, the sculpture being born and the hands starting to get dirty. At this stage, the first outfit, a white midi length dress, is gorgeous. The skirt’s hemline is raw, as if but not sewn and loose, but the upper body is a white bodice that adds structure to the silhouette; a clever metaphor for the idea of canvas, from raw to a delimited form, like the artist’s hands that start free and engage in an intentional movement. Following the collection, we see the appearance of pieces of sculpture in a printed shirt paired with midi skirt, also a great street style outfit. With the addition of colors to the hands of this unknown artist, we see a scarf-like dress with prints in green, blue, orange, and touches of brown. A good casual workwear option for summer. The collection ends with the return of white in allusion now to clean hands (not canvas), with small blue dots as the stubborn paint that doesn’t wash out easily. In this end of process stage, the outfit with the skirt, top, and coat is a sophisticated ensemble to wear during your leisure time when you need something more elegant. Artsy, conceptual, and ready-to-wear, Risso’s collection was perfectly executed and the looks are creative and inspiring for those with a creative style.