The Marni collection took shape as a romantic ode to dressmaking at its most tactile and intimate. A love letter, actually: blatant, at times even proudly banal, so intense and overwhelming is our collective urge to feel, touch and feel some more.
This Marni collection is a quest for romance expressed in color and shape, both intensely tactile, at once dark and oozing a gleeful, bright rebound. Black is the color of stormy romance. It is an optical illusion, the sum of all existing colors – and this is what we revealed progressively, in fading, solarization, prints and treatments that let brightness emerge, as expanding halos, in the shape of objects - keys, scissors - that have been left on clothes as the sun rays hit them, turning them into memories. Roses and sunflowers, too, left their mark. Nature: it all gets back to Mother Earth. Nature as the pureness of the senses, uncorrupted.
An emotional sturm und drang feeling pervades this fable, projecting the density of feelings on the outer strata of clothing. This is all very intimate and very personal, and that's why we decided to let the clothes talk intimately, domestically, during a breakfast, a lunch and a dinner among friends.