Wednesday, February 2
Marni: Pre-fall 2011
Marni rides the funky wave in a way that most other labels can't, but I don't think this collection was that amazing. Definitely classic Marni and certain textures and fabrics really won me over (like the hearts and yellow coat pictured above) but once the collection entered an almost Jonathon Adler-esque wallpaper direction it went from being "so bad it's good" to just bad. There is SUCH a fine line between a cool print and a hideously tacky print and from what I've seen from Marni this collection and the last, it seems that Consuelo's fabric choices are veering on merely hideous.
And...can we talk about the furry oven mitts? They first appeared (at least, when I first became aware of their existence) in her Fall 2007 collection, and because they were usually on awesome clothes I let their craziness slide. Don't get me wrong, I love crazy...but I hate repetition, and Marni's been digging up these furry gloves many times in fall/pre-fall collections. Gloves are a Marni staple, but furry gloves? And to keep showing variations? Seems like a one time thing due to their eccentricity.