There was some psychedelic tension at Marni’s Fall 2019 menswear show during Milan Men’s Fashion Week. Wild colors, contrasting silhouettes, crazy prints, and more flooded the runway, resulting in a feast for the eyes that wasn’t only appetizing, but at times, was also overwhelming. However, such is the case, usually, for a brand like Marni—one that intellectuals continually enjoy sartorial challenges. Does it look good, or not? Is it bad taste or good taste? Do we nor should we really care? These questions plague the mind when faced with this sort of offering. Here, Francesco Rossi was inspired by a flurry of references. The 70s, for instance, informed the free use of color combinations, while the animated film “Allegro Non-Troppo” inspired the wild mix of prints and patterns. What other brand has the guts to present a leopard-print faux fur coat then release a blue-hued zebra-patterned shirt afterward? Perhaps none, but that is the charm and uniqueness of Marni!
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