“Clothing suited for the needs and speed of the concrete jungle. A military attitude filtered through a feminine sensibility. Girls that dress like boys. Marni Winter Edition 2013 is urban and tough”.
Marni presents, during Salone del Mobile 2012, a collection of 100 chairs which have been made in Colombia by ex-prisoners, aiming to reinforce their resettlement into social and working life. All chairs consist of metal structure and multi-colored PVC threads.
The chairs are linked to the “L’Arte del Ritratto” project through a photo exhibition, created in collaboration with the photographer and filmmaker Francesco Iodice, who will use the chairs as background for a series of portraits of Marni teams from different departments. “L’Arte del Ritratto” is an homage dedicated to them, destined to last in time, which is also accompanied by a video that reports the shooting experience.
The collection of 100 chairs, the photo exhibition and the video will be presented at the Marni boutique and all photos will be published on ANTICAMERA2, Marni’s online magazine on marni.com during the Salone del Mobile 2012. The amount raised from the sale of the chairs will be entirely donated.
A collection of playfully-graphic, exclusive prints inspired by silk scarves, Marni Foulard is a series of clothing and accessories for next winter with an abstract colorful vibe. Fun mismatches: modular and geometric dots, tapestry and kaleidoscopic motifs come together in tops, skirts, shorts and dresses in silk. The italian maximalism the way i like it.
During the 2011 Salone del Mobile, the courtyard of MARNI’s Milan flagship boutique on via della Spiga will become a green parlour. Inspired by the Italian metropolis of yesteryear, plants traditional to Milan’s public parks and private gardens will become part of a special landscaping. Bushes and trees, medicinal and kitchen plants will gather in the city’s center creating a temporary garden. Unique furniture, small tables and chairs made of recycled bases, padded and then wrapped with long strips of pvc, will invite quite repose from today’s urban chaos.
Each evening during the Salone del Mobile, the courtyard will come alive with images of Lanterna Magica (Spring) created exclusively for MARNI by film artist, Sara Rossi. A projection of butterflies, water and blossoming trees captured during an explosive Milan springtime will alight on mulberry trees covered in sheer silk, on walls, floor and furniture. Background sounds from nature will heighten the experience of finding one’s self in a magical city garden.
Following the Salone del Mobile, these plants will be donated to schools for educational projects and to green public space restoration in the city of Milan.
On the occasion of fashion week, the recently opened Ladurée boutique in Milan dedicated a window to Marni.
The concept represents the two brands : Marni with its Italian tradition, depicted by the Duomo di Milano and Ladurée, a prominent French symbol.
For Ladurée, Consuelo Castiglioni has designed this limited edition box featuring Marni’s distinctive elements such as the polka dot motifs and flower applications.
The box is available in two sizes: for eight or eighteen macaroons and will contain, in the limited edition series, chocolate filled macaroons adorned with gold sheets or a customized version where macaroon lovers can choose their favourite flavours