MILAN, Jun 25, 2012/ — An idea of reduction, with a sense of graphic multiplication: clothes edited to their essential form, rhythmic prints creating orderly patterns over surfaces.
For Marni Menswear, Spring /Summer 2013 brings silhouettes that are straight and volumes are restricted. Cropped parkas and neat overcoats are closed with snap buttons; shirt-jackets worn over matching trousers hint at work uniforms.
Repeating patterns in different colors highlight the sum of parts on each garment, or entire outfits.
Prints are orderly: lines and dots motifs, geometric structures, flower leaves create repetitions that are visually rhythmic.
The palette is classic, with subtle ruptures: hints of deep blue, camel, black, red, ochre and then pastel shades of light blue and red. Fabrics are compact and pleasant to the touch: cotton poplin, bonded crispy cotton, double jersey, technical poplin.
Accessories include sturdy lace-ups with a commando soles, sandals with loafer fringes, two-tone zippered iPad cases, canvas totes with leather handles. Prints matching bags and outfits further extend the visual play.