Francesco Risso references objects of affection in his personal collection for Marni Fall/Winter 2022. Taking to Milan Fashion Week to present the “VOL.2” collection, Risso’s designs blend the old with the new, personal items with those that are shared between us all, and tweaks otherwise perfect garments with a sense of natural imperfection, resulting in some of Marni’s boldest and bravest looks to date.
Models wore upcycled crowns that echoed the mended aesthetic that frequented the FW22 collection — for example, jeans were decked in a patchwork of textiles ranging from leather patches to argyle knits that have been sewn in place of worn-out denim, and were styled with argyle knit jumpers matching the twee touches as well as an oversized leather coat in a distressed finish to round out the new-meets-old approach. However, the concepts of repairing were contrasted elsewhere in the show as other looks consisted of heavily distressed — or practically ripped up — dresses and tops, or a blazer so deconstructed it no longer presents or functions as one, instead leaving shoulders bare.
The subversion continued with formalwear, such as the gingham check blazer, paired with a distressed knit jumper with beyond-elongated arms and ripped punk-ish suit pants, while a standout following in this theme is the blue argyle knit jumper with holes randomly cut out of it, again tinged with a punk aesthetic.
Complementing the collection were spiked rubber boots and leather pumps, as well as a matching bag in pops of yellow, red, and blue. The Marni FW22 “VOL.2” collection can be seen in the gallery above.
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