I’m always attracted to the Marni section at Bergdorf Goodman. In the same aesthetic vein as all of the Italian label’s boutiques, the clothes are displayed on hyper modern, minimalist fluid racks that are just begging to be checked out. But try as I may – Marni jewelry withstanding – the quirky plays on shapes, colors, and prints that Consuelo Castiglioni is so loved for never seem to look right on my figure.
However, there’s no doubting Castiglioni’s knack for color. Whether she is showing black and white floral prints, clashingly-colored geometric ones, or color-blocked looks the designer’s pieces never fail to be eye-catching, well-balanced, and most importantly, cohesive – even when logic would dictate otherwise.
This season, a few models took to the runway in prints that mixed horizontal and vertical stripes with clean lines and geometric forms that, while fashioned into somewhat unflattering silhouettes, made for wonderfully slimming patterns that I hope will be worked into more tailored pieces when the collection hits retail outlets.
A slew of peplum-inspired tops were shown in a variety of textures and color schemes which made for impressively crafted, memorable (though hard to pull off) looks.
The color-blocked pieces worked best, especially in two deep-cut v-neck sweaters paired with monochromatic skirts, which are perfect for showing off a bold necklace.
Speaking of accessories – shoes aside (think wedged clogs which were paired with knee-high socks) – they were spot-on this season, and included perforated bags and chunky necklaces.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.