Marni F/W 2011
The whole collection was magnificent but these were what stuck out in my mind as important watershed 2011 concepts:
- Print on print violence
- Coral + dark emerald green = lust
- More oxblood
- Suzie Bird is the meat in your sandwich
Alright kiddies. I'm not sure what prompted a 3:40 wake up call from my brain but suffice it to say I've now got time, if not inclination, to bring the Marni collection to you--albeit 2 months after the fact.Why is no one talking about this? Is my love for Marni going to feel like my love for Radiohead circa 1995 circa 2011? Is this going to be an embarrassing middle-age phase I was going through? Is she really going out with him? Apparently yes.
I'll cover the bullet points and then open the field up to questions.
In my idealized world, there is a fabric store that sells great printed fabrics in multiple colors so I can do things like my beloved Consuelo. I love the smooth/matte difference of the same print on cotton and satin in an outfit but it is nigh impossible to do IRL for yourself because let's say the same print exists on two different kinds of cloth, that cloth is guaranteed to be polyester and in the hot pink to electric purple range. Super depresso.
Beyond that, it's really hard to find these deeply qualified, nuanced color schemes in any fabric store, print or no print. If you want to go at all tertiary and put some ochres and sky blues with a periwinkle undertone together a 'la Spring Prada '96 you are on your own and only possibly able to find them in with the quilting cottons. I digress... first world old lady problems, amiright?
But then, THEN, CC brings it back into the realm of the possible by making a tunic/skirt/purse set out of upholstery fabric from a Regal Cinema circa 2006 and I begin to think all is not lost. I could do that.
The furs are OTW I'm not even sure what is being mixed with that black leather? I want to say shaved beaver but I know somewhere someone is laughing. Stop laughing.