Marni A/W17

“It’s when you see a person on the street and you think, ‘Wow, what’s happening there?, but through the vision of a child. Like a child on a computer tapping one plus one; it’s like announcing the vulnerability that you want to bring ahead to your adulthood.”
Francesco Risso, the designer.

If this description didn’t entirely add up, it did suggest that Risso was contemplating the gray area between youthful experimentation and grown-up self-expression, which, to be sure, has been a Marni tenet through and through. Risso also carried over the idea of oddball hero pieces, whether the coats in assorted fur checkerboard squares, or the quilted checked sweatpants with matching vests. As the show progressed, it became clear that the modified pajama suits and fur-patched jackets were designed to be seen. As in, no matter how much time this guy spends in front of his computer, he’s hardly antisocial. And when he goes out—be it to a gallery opening or a rave—he’s accessorizing his hand-painted outfit with a DIY utility belt or bucket hat repurposed from a shaggy throw pillow.