Marni Embraces a Pattern Forward Spring 2019

Marni Embraces a Pattern Forward Spring 2019

Designer Francesco Risso embraces the age of excess.

Designer Francesco Risso embraces the age of excess.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

It has quickly become old news that fashion has decidedly revived the age of excess. Presently, the conversation surrounding how to incorporate or re-invent this renaissance is in the hands of the industry's most lucrative hands. Designer Francesco Risso has officially made his case by creating a Spring 2019 Marni menswear collection that is a patterned, printed playground of saturated, over-sized staples. Rallying hard for the continuing existence of streetwear in 2019, Risso takes the current state of the trending category and tosses it into a kaleidoscope of brightly bold colors and shape.

Creating trousers very reminiscent to the ones seen on the youthful men in the '90s cult classic Clueless, this collection lives in a world of late '80s unfitted, layered glory. Risso takes patterns like stripes, checks, and plaids and constructs them as two piece sets complete with elongated sleeves and boxy cuts making the nostalgic, seeming casual silhouettes tromp down the runway.

The details of this collection can be found in the layered execution within the styling of each ensemble. Whether it's pattern on pattern, print on pattern, or pattern on pattern on print, Risso's frolicsome fearlessness is sewn into every seam and every color of his choosing. A standout in the presentation is the range of semi-tailored suits, with the jackets acting more as workman's coat than a blazers, again only reinforcing the streetwear nature of this eclectic collection.

Francesco Risso's narrative as the creative director of Marni menswear is boldly heightened with this Spring/Summer 2019 collection, pushing the brand into territory that's pleasantly not asking much beyond the consumer to enjoy what they are wearing. An '80s mindset indeed. Check out some of the Marni Spring 2019 collection below!

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