Swiss-born, Milan-based designer Consuelo Castiglioni, who founded the brand Marni over 20 years ago, stepped down from her position earlier this week to welcome her new replacement, Francesco Risso. While it was rumored that Castiglioni would be stepping down after her runway show this fall, the news has stirred up controversy in the fashion world. Nonetheless, she gave her blessing to Risso, and is confident he will design with her vision in mind.
Marni’s Spring/Summer ’17 show at Milan Fashion Week via Elle.com
In a 2014 interview with The Telegraph, Castiglioni said:
“I design for an independent woman. She dresses for herself, not to please others or to be judged. She wears Marni because she feels good in it, individual… I don’t like clothes that are tight or fitted, clothes that are about… [she spits out the word] SEX. This you will NEVER find in my collections. There is femininity, but it is an elegant femininity.”
Take these one-of-a-kind sculptural pumps by Marni for example. In a world dominated by sex appeal, they are a refreshing reminder that fashion is not about sex. It is about uniquely expressing one’s individuality through the simplistic art form of dressing.
Wear these babies with a flared midi-skirt and a tucked-in blouse for a look that’s both fashionable and feminine.
What do you think of these heels? Would you wear them?