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MARNI MEN’S FALL ’09

Article excerpted from thefashionisto.com/blog
This season, Marni opted for a showroom presentation in place of the traditional runway setting. In comparison to previous collections, Creative Director, Consuelo Castiglione took Marni’s Fall collection in a refreshing youthful direction.

There are less suits and more functional everyday pieces. The energy of the collection is felt in its embracing of trends: mixing of sportswear and business, thermal long johns/leggings, cardigans, pleated and cropped trousers.

When it comes to current and future trends, Castiglione fails to deliver anything new. However, even though Castiglione is late to the show, ripples will still be felt. Milan Fashion Week has hardly began, but it is evident that designers are making a conscious effort to refocus their energy on the potential pull of younger customers.