Terrance J. Demons is one of our five runners up in our Blog for Saks contest with IFB. Check out her coverage of the Marni’s men’s collection for fall that earned him the nod:
If practicality was the only merit on which to base a designer’s fame on, Consuelo Castiglioni has a potential to outshine many of her contemporaries. The labels showing at last year’s Milan Fashion week remained true to form — the collection remained, as usual, punctuated with Castiglioni’s usual touch of whimsical elements and sculpted tailoring. Models were decked in oxfords splashed with primary colors, suiting that harked back onto the 1960′s, while footwear seemed militarized with weighty soles and patent detailing. The key takeaway here was function and through the shows progression, there was no mistaking it. Furry scarves and oversized key-fobs pirouetted on strikingly cut outerwear (i.e. a fox-fur scarf lying under a camel car coat added an air of Anglophilic formality). While details remained eccentric, the patterns proved to be soberly controlled. Argyle shirting and quilted trousers stood placidly in-line with their still louder siblings. A two piece micro-check ensemble ensured that the impressions made were no-nonsense, helping to settle the composure of the collection. Fans of Castiglioni’s craft will no doubt be at home here – to be unconventionally chic lies at the heart and soul of Marni.