in MFW SS19

I just love it when designers go their own way… away from the prescribed format of what a fashion show or show notes ‘should’ be and Marni was a wonderful breath of fresh air! Inspired by mattresses no less – I rather think of the bed as the second kitchen for me (where I spend the majority of my time) and it is a sacred sanctuary – so with all of the guests sitting on rows of second hand beds to reflect the bedding obsession this was just perfect –  here is an excerpt from the show notes:


Mattress recipe.

Preparation of unknown origins for multiple hands.

Coming from today, maybe from tomorrow.

Tonic and invigorating.

Favored by the gods of the Genetically Modified Olympus.


-Ancient Greece marble, at will

-White painter’s canvas, in rolls

-Deboned meat of Doric columns, in abundance

-Caramelized magnanimity

-Flambé ferocity

-Whims, in sheets

-Sliced ​​esotericism

-Sharp angles

-Live tempera

-Oxymorons, quantum suffice


Such wit and poise which led us into a wonderfully refreshing collection featuring all of my first fashion loves; sunglasses, chunky jewellery, corsetry and semi structured skirts. This was offset with tones of beige, ecru and white which was a lovely juxtaposition of the put together yet nonchalant feel. This was a collection which was both supportive, comfortable and the foundation of strength – rather like the mattress. Interspersed with draped dresses in show stopping prints this was a confident and stunning collection.

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