Have you recently come to love Marni for its exceptional knitwear or have you followed this cult brand for the last 20 + years? Well, whatever the latter, Marni’s incomparable approach to fashion and avant-garde designs is what we are talking about today.
From family-run business beginnings to Francesco Risso’s widely imaginative design approach, here is everything you need to know about Marni fashion and its creative director.
The History of Marni Fashion
Consuelo Castiglioni was in fact born in Switzerland but launched Marni in Milan in 1994, through ties to Milanese fashion through her marriage. Initially established as a side business of Ciwifurs, the Castiglioni family’s fur business, the label split from the company in 1999, allowing the designer to develop a more fashion-forward aesthetic.
While fur continued to be a part of Marni collections, the brand became widely known for its original prints. Resulting in collaborations with artists such as photographer Richard Prince, British pop artist Sir Peter Blake and musician Kim Gordon.