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Marni Creates a Feeling of Intimacy for the Fall/Winter 2021 Collection

Creative director Francesco Risso seeks to rethink romanticism for the collection.
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In a moment where shows are mostly online-only, Marni creative director Francesco Risso seeks to rethink romanticism for the digital era. In an effort to create a feeling of intimacy, Risso presented the Fall/Winter 2021 collection via a series of videos where models shared in joyful meals together, a reminder of pre-pandemic life. The clothes are equal parts cozy and fantastical, featuring lace-up sneakers with pointed toes, capes fashioned from puffer coat material, and colorful crochet-knit sets.

"This Marni collection took shape as a romantic ode to dressmaking at its most tactile and intimate," says the designer in his show notes. "Romanticism feels more powerful than any form of protest: a way to delve into reality with another gaze and another touch, finding another meaning to every day."

See the full collection plus backstage imagery below:

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