Cult label Marni showed its latest men’s collection in Florence at Pitti Uomo on Thursday night. In recent years, Pitti has become known for two things: hosting guest designer runway show and a thriving street-style scene. The peacock look of Florence has become instantly Instagram-recognisable (fancy-looking chaps done up in colourful socks, loafers, bow ties, dapper suits and shoulder robed coats).
At the Museo Marino Marini, a rather different look was in focus. All the Marni hallmarks were woven into the collection by creative director, Consuelo Castiglioni, who said of the design process: “I don’t have one man in mind in particular as I like how the collection is interpreted by different personalities.”
Highlights were a flared trouser shape – which suits the awkward aesthetic of the label – and the fuzzy colourful knits and zip-up tunics that were layered over signature Castiglioni prints. Suits often came in mismatched sets, with a focus this season on micro-checks.