As Paris is getting ready for the Men’s Fashion Week from the 22nd to the 26th June, it’s also time for us to discover the upcoming collection for Spring/Summer 2017. Created in 1994, the Italian luxury brand Marni Collections are each seasons long-waited for their fancy and unique look.
For the Men Spring/Summer 2017 Collection, Marni shares another vision of Men’s wear: form and function from an offbeat angle. If the fashion world always asks for “more”, Marni responds by a bold, light and individual collection. The clothes are not only wearable, they are functionnal, from the shapes to the garnments, none of the details were added at random.
The work on the silhouette and volumes is essential to create a coherent connexion bewteen the different pieces. Marni proposes a neat and relaxed style , with the boxy jacket paired with roomy trousers; or a stronger look with the envelopping, oversized coats. The Velcro closure ensure quick gestures and impromptu decisions. Playing with fabrics superposition as well as their lenghts, giving some freedom to the movements, using elasticated details to insist on the airy feel, all those elements were gathered in thoses functional creations.
Of course, the Italian brand mixes subcultural hints and sportswear cuts across the collection. Contributing to the overall look, the detachable straps on the shoulder of suits or dusters remind childhood memories, as the cutouts at the ankles give a breezy finish. Assembled and disassembled padded nylon coat or printed nylon anoraks are providing a graphical touch to build up the silhouette.
The classic color palette of sage, khaki, deep blue, light blue and burgundy is lit by touches of orange and red. Marni keeps it simple, the prints are rhythmic grids, bold stripes, pictorial flowers, a way to avoid unnecessary details and focus on the soft fabrics choosen on purpose: two-ply fresco, polyester, washed viscose and calfskin.
The accessories match the collection’s personality. The shoes are sturdy two-tone lace-ups, and the sandals have a strong graphic cultural mix which highlight again the collection’s inspirations. The trunk briefcase, soft calfskin pouches and printed nylon rucksacks are somehow giving a classical still trendy spirit as the glasses remind the thick graphic lines.
This overlook on the Marni Spring/Summer 2017 Collection is surely making us want to see more at the Fashion Week!