It was under a Manhattan bridge in Brooklyn, with the subway audibly rumbling overhead of the guests, that Marni, who usually shows in Milan, made its debut at New York Fashion Week.
A sensational debut, with the theme: “from sunset to sunrise”.
The theme is reflected in the garments with fiery hues, inspired by the sun’s continuous ebb and flow. Carrot orange tank tops, crimson coats, knitted crop tops, bombers and ultra-wide skirt-like pants in multi-colored circle prints suggest sunset, while bubble knits and flamingo tops evoke sunrise. In between, multiple sky blues punctuated crop-top tops, jackets with fur intarsias, a casual satin velvet suit or pants with truly oversized legs. Most were gender-neutral.
“The idea of a sunset seems so soothing and peaceful. This collection was meant to create a sense of pause in our rhythms. In the complexity of the world we live in, it made sense to pause”, said Francesco Risso, the creative director of Marni.