Francesco Risso is a stickler for creativity, turning Marni into one of the most joyous and playful fashion brands available right now. Marni Jam, the multidisciplinary program that enables the House to work with other creative entities, is where Risso truly finds his stride, and for his latest project, he has decided to work with No Vacancy Inn.
Founded by Tremaine Emory, Ade “Acyde” Odunlami, and Brock Korsan, No Vacancy Inn is very similar to Marni in many ways. Both are nostalgic and irreverent, and both love a bold splash of color and graphics. Together, the Summer 2023 Marni x No Vacancy Inn collaboration is set to be a hit from the off.
Indeed it is. Spotlighted in a rich, saturated lookbook shot by the Ghanaian artist Derrick Ofosu Boateng, we find a collection that’s equally saturated in tones and textures. An overarching 1970s feel frequents plenty of the pieces, with exclusive prints and overlayed patchworks coming together on loose, breezy garments that are set for long days in the summer sun.
Bowling shirts and matching shorts, dresses, and swimwear opt for a psychedelic mania of fishes, stars and nature-inspired swirls, while crochet has been used on bras and shorts to really push the ’70s vibe. Likewise, crochet creates tank tops and loosely-fitting hoodies, cardigans, and bucket hats, while denim is served with tropical appliqués and cut wide and flared for even more retro references.
Of course, accessories take on Marni staples like the mini bucket bag, small raffia bags with fringed detailing, and marine-inspired totes and pouches that are complemented by matching towels. Rounding out the collaboration, Marni’s signature Fussbett sabot mules are re-done in crochet, while leather gladiator sandals and white Dada Bumper sneakers also make an appearance.
If you didn’t catch the preview last night at Marni’s Melrose Place boutique, check out the collection in the gallery above and be sure to preview it at Maxfield LA on April 20 where the global launch will take place. Marni x No Vacancy Inn will also be available on Marni’s site, at its stores, and through select retailers, before landing in Asia on April 27.
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