Marni Spring/Summer 2018
Francesco Risso’s second men’s collection for Marni was an effortless, cool display of relaxed tailoring and nonchalant energy. Unstructured suits were worn over untucked oxfords in varying scales of stripes with a loose, prep-school inspired tie to finish off the unbuttoned, disheveled look. Risso also employed several layering techniques to add dimension to his quirky, off-kilter man such oversized khaki trench coats and argyle sweater vests. Patterns and prints were mixed and matched for grand effect, which were convincing for the most part due to Marni’s eccentric legacy. The billowy blousons with droopy shoulders have been a hit in many designers’ men’s collections and appear to be a staple for next season’s wardrobe. And once again, flowy, pleated plants made their mark here but this time in a cropped length, bordering culotte territory. All in all, Risso continues to make his stamp on this historic brand and further cementing his status as one of Italy’s most talented designers.