Fierce, Not Frumpy: Marni's Oversized Collection Hits All The Right Notes

What sets Marni apart from the pack is its indefatigable knowledge of fit. While most designers might not be able to make a box-pleated mid-calf skirt look any sexier than something Frauline Frumpy would wear, Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni has the uncanny ability to make it one of the most coveted pieces we've seen on the runways this season. Focusing on graphic box and grid print styles, Marni kept everything oversized — from sleek leather dresses, minimalist short suits, and drop-waist peplums (how's that for a double whammy?). Couple that with simple shoes, no-frills handbags, and pretty baubles, and you've got a collection of smart, chic separates perhaps a tad too cool for the Frauline — but just perfect for girls who rely on their wit (and not their body-con dresses) to hold the room's attention.
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