Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Marni

Fun and function

Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16: Marni
Designer Consuelo Castiglioni played with the brand's familiar design aesthetic to deliver a collection replete with wearable and joyous pieces

The beauty about Marni is... the brand's inherent wearability permutated with a whimsical joie de vivre. Rarely is there a look on the runway that is, to use a legal term, far-fetched and fanciful, and this season proved to be no exception.

Familiar design signatures made a welcome return by way of... button-up shirts with a pointed turn-down collar, kinetic prints slathered over tops, and colour-blocked suit separates painted in rich cobalt, crimson and tan.

But we were magnetically drawn to the... cheerful leather strap sandals worn with socks — a former faux pas reissued as fashionable — playfully accented with a black triangle print on the white foot strap. Definitely one for the wish-list.

What the collection lacked in eccentricity... as often found in its more daring female line, was compensated by the focus on utility and function; the foundational building-blocks in menswear. 

This was best expressed in the... Safari-inspired single-breasted blazer (cast either in a dull copper, metallic teal or blue) complete with patched pockets secured with flap and button closures. Coincidentally, also one of Castiglioni's hero pieces for the collection.

Click on the slideshow below to view the full collection.

To see all our coverage of Milan Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.

Text: Norman Tan

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