Just this past Monday, the first Monday in May at that, Erykah Badu attended the MET Gala in a Marni all-white frayed beaded dress – nodding to Chanel’s design prominence under Karl Lagerfeld. But it’s clear that Erykah and her daughter Puma’s ensembles were just introductions to something greater. Marni has united with the renowned singer-songwriter for a collaborative capsule for Vol. 1 of its Fall/Winter 2023 season collection.
As Badu is dually known for her eclectic style, the match between the creative and the Italian label just makes sense. Co-designed by Marni’s creative director Francesco Risso and Erykah Badu, the collection builds on Marni Jam – a program that calls upon the brand’s multidisciplinary community. A well-adjusted fusion of Marni’s house codes and Badu’s unique style, the offering features women’s ready-to-wear garments, accessories and footwear, which harbor functional yet couture sentiments. Garments like oversized blazers and knit dresses are revealed with hand-made leather patchwork, robust sequins, thick wools, plush velvets and more alongside an explosion of color.
From striped knit capes and satin dresses to metallic leather thigh-high boots, the entire collection believes in a sense of soulful maximalism – a hallmark of Badu’s style.
Starting today, the Marni x Erykah Badu limited-edition capsule has been introduced in select Marni boutiques in the U.S. The collection will also make its way to European locations and other retailers soon. Take a peek at the offering in the gallery above.
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