For the brand’s comeback to the runway, Marni creative director Consuelo Castiglioni conjured up a sophisticated elegance shaken up by the designer’s signature quirky touch.

Paying tribute to Marni’s arty, hyper-creative universe, the show was held at Florence’s Marino Marini Museum, which houses the Italian artist’s impressive sculptures.

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Castiglioni looked back to the iconic styles of men’s wear from different decades, which she reinterpreted through her modern, unconventional lens. Sixties’ references emerged in the fitted micro-checkered suits worn with chunky Chelsea boots, while the slightly flared pants matched with shrunken sweaters projected a Seventies’ vibe. In keeping with the brand’s origins, fur added a luxurious yet unexpectedly playful touch. Case in point: A worsted wool tunic was decorated with alpaca inserts in a harlequin-esque pattern.

Even if the designer focused on a more mature aesthetic, filled with tailoring elements, she didn’t lose her unique approach, which is definitely young at heart.

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