Italian luxury label Marni began in 1994 with an eclectic and individual aesthetic that championed Italian-made goods fabricated with the highest level of quality. Everything is designed and made in their Milan headquarters, allowing for greater quality control and flexibility for designer Consuelo Castiglioni, whose experimental approach to materials and forms has resulted in a reputation for producing garments that know no boundaries. Special collaborations with both established and up-and-coming artists are commonplace in each season’s collection, re-invigorating the connection between fashion and art while encouraging self expression through personal style. Elegant, yet radical at the same time, the Marni ethos embraces idiosyncrasy and irreverence, mixing prints and shapes in order to create an endless range of possibilities for the sophisticated and curious individual.

Inspired by New York, and specifically the Empire State Building, the Spring/Summer 2016 collection from Marni offers oversized shapes, elongated collars, and offbeat touches, with lightweight and tactile fabrics adding a breezy juxtaposition. A subtle colour palette of blues and earth tones is expertly cut with flashes of red, ochre, and green, in the form of outsized blossom and geometric prints.