Marni Resort 2014: Sophisticated Restraint

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MILAN, Jun 19, 2013/ — While blatant sexuality continues to be a major trend in women’s clothing, Marni chose sophisticated strength as it proposes womanly silhouettes, the hemline reaching right below the knee.

The accent on the waist – slightly high, always cinched – creates a sense of feminine control. Curves and straight lines alternate and interact. Blouses with 3/4 length sleeves worn over tailored shorts or mannish trousers, and longer tunics worn with slim Bermudas or pencil skirts are tied at the waist, bringing focus on the hips.

White shirts worn as a base layer under printed dresses, tops and coats have an air of graceful modesty. Brocade coats exude couture elegance, loose trench-coats and zip-up anoraks worn with side banded slouchy trousers have a sporty feel. Tassels add movement.

The feminine and easy gesture of tying a ribbon around the waist reconfigures a series of square boxy pieces made of wool crepe backed in ivory cotton.

The new Marni Resort collection is precise, with an edge. An idea of strictness and severity is smoothed by dense jewel colors and a continuous play of textures and lengths. Exact lines both offset and highlight the tactile preciousness of the fabrics.

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