Marni version of Alice in Wonderland
This year at Marni, the models beamed down the runway. A hyper-conceptual take on collage inspired by sparkling raves and Russian oil paintings, doused each girl in glitter and streaks of paint in a display that was equal parts dramatic yet delicate.
Embellished floral prints, texture metallics, and leather patchworks found their way onto a long trench coat and asymmetrical dresses. “Collaged from the beginning to the end—from macro to micro to fractal. It’s about putting together remnants” - Risso. Coats and Tabards worn over mini or maxi-skirts or boot-cut pants, all pieced together from scraps of leather and the calico that dress toiles are made from. There were also what appeared to be fragments of existing garments, such as a cardigan dress seemingly created from several different pieces of knitwear, each element linked with the crude stitchery of a child in a craft workshop.
Risso’s Fall 2020 collection lands the industry question of “are we in a psychedelic world and we need to be more grounded, or are we in caged world and we need to be freed by psychedelia?”