Marni was founded in 1994 by Consuelo Castiglioni and has since been known for its experimental approach to design. The brand has been owned by the OTB Group since 2012, and is currently under the creative direction of Francesco Risso.
Producing apparel for women, men and children, Marni encompasses ready-to-wear, jewellery, shoes and bags. The label is eclectic and lively in aesthetic, playing with bold colours and mixed prints to create unique pieces distinctive to the brand. Oversize and unexpected silhouettes are seen throughout collections, from dresses to outerwear. Abstract shapes are also found in bags and accessories, producing unconventional, sculptural forms which add interest to any outfit. Statement jewellery plays a similar role, creating a unique appeal to any look with their geometric, exaggerated forms which have become distinctive of Marni. There is a carefree quirkiness at the heart of the brand, though their collections still feel wearable and timeless. Marni is energetic and charming, reflected in their artistic, multi-coloured designs, but is also polished and luxurious, exemplified by the expert cut and design of Marni pieces.
Collections from Marni are available from the label’s own stores, which can be found throughout the world in cities such as London, Milan, Beijing and New York. Their designs are also accessible online through the brand’s own site, and through Matches Fashion, Farfetch and My Theresa.