marni Archive

The Marni Riddle

MILAN, Italy — Consuelo Castiglioni’s decision to step down “for personal reasons” from the creative helm of the brand that she co-founded left many Marni supporters puzzled. On October 21, the day of the announcement, Arthur Arbesser, one of Milan’s next generation of designers, went so far as to reference a “dark and confusing day on planet fashion.” There is, surely, more to the story. …

BoF Exclusive | Marni Names Francesco Risso Creative Director

MILAN, Italy — BoF can exclusively reveal that Marni has appointed Francesco Risso as its new creative director, as founder Consuelo Castiglioni steps down after more than 20 years. It was widely rumoured during Milan Fashion Week that the Spring/Summer 2017 collection would be Castiglioni’s last at Marni. Her departure was confirmed this morning. Castiglioni’s decision to step down was personal, she said in a statement. …

Power Moves | Acqua di Parma Names CEO, Garage Appoints Editor-in-Chief

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week. Acqua di Parma Names CEOLaura Burdese has been appointed as chief executive officer of Acqua di Parma, effective immediately. She takes over from Gabriella Scarpa, who will continue in her role as chairman of LVMH Italy. Before joining Acqua di Parma, Burdese was country manager and managing director of Swatch Group Italy, …

In Milan, Fashion on Repeat

MILAN, Italy — Do we really need fashion weeks, at least in the way they are currently conceived and broadcasted? The question kept hammering through my head at Milan Fashion Week. The event was certainly no smash hit, nor did it offer a smorgasbord of new ideas. But all the hammering hasn’t resulted in a definitive answer. I have lived in the fashion world long …

Dolce and Gabbana makes a tilt at Generation Z

At the closing of Milan fashion week, Dolce and Gabbana looked to the future with a collection that boldly goes for the pocket of Generation Z. When the show began it was just that, a show, featuring a stage set straight out of a 1980s Top Of The Pops (palm trees and a sign reading “Tropico Italiano”) plus street dancers who came out of the …

oki-ni Shows Off the Latest Pieces From Gosha Rubchinskiy, Maison Margiela, Haider Ackermann & More

London luxury retailer oki-ni shows off some of the latest FW16 pieces from the likes of Matthew Miller, Marni, Thom Browne, Haider Ackermann, Maison Margiela and Gosha Rubchinskiy in this new editorial. Contemporary styling and high-end iterations of menswear classics are order of the day here, with standout pieces including Matthew Miller’s banging powder grey shearling (#7) and a plush topcoat from Thom Browne (#10). Head …