With their H&M collection set to drop on March 8, all eyes are on Marni. While the brand has served as the industry's best kept secret for several years now, their partnership with the high street retailer means that this fall collection is the one that will the mainstream will take notice of. For that reason it was interesting that Consuelo Castiglioni continued to the movement away from the brand's signature prints that she started for spring. Don't get me wrong - prints were there but were less prominent that what we've seen from the brand in the past.
Instead the emphasis was on block colours which commonly came in variations of red, black, mint and grey with flashes of black. Trousers were tailored but cropped in a similar length that we saw at Paul Smith. Dresses had a real '60s feeling to them and jackets were updated with big pockets that were similar to the ones we saw at Burberry but far more flattering. Rather than continuing the floral theme that she explored extensively last season, a red rose came on only one dress but was enlarged making what would otherwise have been a very simple dress look more interesting. Textures were mixed as fur stoles often came styled over heavy wools or patent leather belted outerwear.