"Trends aren't important for us. We don't look at them. We do what we like. The woman who buys Marni, she isn't going to get rid of something the next season. She doesn't get bored of it. She can wear it another way, with something new, or from three years ago. Our clients love our clothes and hold on to them." Consuelo Castiglioni, 2014, interview with the UK Telegraph.
Consuelo Castiglioni, who established Marni with her husband in 1994, is still at the helm of the label which has enchanted us through organic form, volume, and expertly synthesizing whimsy and craft-much like the 1960s Pop Art movement.
Themes of Marni's SS 2016 Collection included punchy pallets, layering, and geometry—themes Marni regularly engages but always with a fresh perspective. This time, standout looks combined red draped dresses with paillettes peeking through at the hem; pink leather vests paired with pops of blue and yellow; and a top and skirt consisting of dozens of fabric circles in blue, white, yellow, red, and brown.
The layering reminded me of 3-D printing (additive manufacturing for those techy wonks), a process in which an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is created. Castiglioni builds her looks by playing with material, color, and texture. Below are two more extreme examples of 3D printing by Iris van Herpen.