Crisp cottons, athletic references, the expected artsy flourish: a reasonable recipe for keeping the Marni look current, and in the collection she showed on Tuesday, Consuelo Castiglione whipped it up into some appealing clothes.
Her dresses and skirts looked fresh, if at times a bit contrived; the bold prints far from precious, and the sports elements no-frills enough to keep a boho girl grounded in the fashion here-and-now.
But there's only so much mileage to be wrought from various pilings of half-belted dresses, cocoon skirts, warm-up jackets, leggings and the occasional Prada-esque bra, and Castiglione's show went on endlessly with few sparks.
Though in recent seasons she has successfully evolved the ethereal sugar into something more sophisticated, there's a lot to be said for a little excitement mixed in with the chic.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)