A spirit of youthful elegance pervades the Marni Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The line is compact, conveying an idea of clothing as elegant protection that is welcoming as opposed to stiff. Standout items include collarless double-breasted overcoats, zip-up blousons and soft, thick jumpers. The print on the items is distinct as it is bold, utilizing what the brand refers to as a “naive twist” on flower patterns and cubist motifs. The color palette is deep and classic with hints of deep blue, light grey, grey/blue, mustard, camel, burgundy and notes of bright red. Overall, the sense of sobriety and reality is always interspersed with playful touches.