Marni Spring/Summer 2013 collection
I’ve found myself coming back to this collection over and over again for the last few days. I’ve always had a quiet appreciation of Marni, even though every piece I’ve ever tried on hasn’t quite fit me properly, which in the case of their excellent knitwear has always been a bit disappointing (but it’s also saved me a small fortune).
That said though, it doesn’t stop me seeing collection after collection and loving huge swathes of it. And this Spring/Summer 2013 collection is no different.
It’s a cracking range – beautifully put together, eminently wearable and chock full of great pieces. With clashing prints, colour blocking and a subtle palette, it’s got plenty of subtle detailing running through it and there’s a strong geometric reference that runs though the collection, with large stripes and circular patterns appearing on many of the garments.
Outerwear is particularly strong (it always seems to be the first thing I look at in a collection nowadays too), with the short cotton parka and the knee-length raincoat looking great and that camel coloured minimalist jacket standing out as the best of the bunch. Suiting also looks excellent, especially the bolder printed pieces that on paper sound over the top but actually don’t look it here.
Fabrication takes a central role with a shift to more technical cloth and sees bonded cotton being used on outerwear and double cotton jersey and technical cotton poplin featuring on other items such as shirts and pocketed long-sleeve T-shirts. As is always the case with Marni their clothing has a simplicity that sees you being able to buy odd pieces and easily combine them into an already existing wardrobe, such is the understated nature of their clothes.
For more information on the brand, or to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Marni.