WATCH Marni’s lesson in classic chic

02 March 2009

The fashion crowd have been desperate for a fantastic show. With a few exceptions, it's been mostly flat and safe up until now in Milan. Consuela Castiglioni didn't disappoint. The Marni A/W '09 collection was modern, wearable, and completely desirable but still undeniably Consuela. All her themes were present: clever use of colour and prints, and knockout accessories. Special note goes to her double layering of huge bib necklaces – something we're not going to wait until next winter to try. Look out for the fabrics too. Granny curtains and carpet fabrics and 1950s-evocative rambling rose prints on satin were especially strong.   

LOOKS WE LOVED:

The camel coat with crystal collars

MARNI AW09

The most flattering trousers: slouchy at the top, then skinny and cropped

MARNI AW09

A gold window pane checked dress

MARNI AW09

Layered up necklaces: Huge white sequinned bib necklace with pink version over the top

MARNI AW09

Budgerigar blue floral print 

MARNI AW09

- Siobhan Mallen  

Check back later for the latest show reports from Milan. And click here to get the lowdown on the playfulness at Emporio Armani, the layering at Missoni, the girly girls at Moschino Cheap & Chic, a theatrical performance at D&G, Alberta Ferretti doing a new colour block, Prada's subtle experimentation, Burberry's beautifully English collection, Gucci's 1980s girls, and Roberto Cavalli defying the credit crunch!


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