If you are interested in styles that are modern and playful with few, if any, fru-fru touches, Marni‘s designs have been gaining fans steadily over the last several years. And, looking at some of the Marni styles, it is not too difficult to see why this is so.
The Marni vibe, to me, is a particular joining of the crisp lines of Art Nouveau with a bit of the spirit of the 60′s and 70′s (color-blocking, wedges & platforms). These combine in sometimes unexpected ways and shapes to keep Marni’s styles feeling fresh and modern rather than retro or recycled.
Here are some current examples of what Marni has to offer to us shoe lovers:
I love the Art-Nouveau feeling of these.
This is a slightly different nod to tribal styling than I have been seeing from other designers.
This would be Marni’s version of the now-ubiquitous gladiator.
On-trend styling of worthy of any runway platform, matched with a solid heel and lovely color contrasts.
These have a hint of the Giambattista Valli ‘Victoria’ silhouette we saw a couple of seasons ago. But, the combination of flared stiletto and wrap-around Maryjane effect have me loving what Marni has done to make these their own.
The color-blocking on this just makes me think of a Mondrian painting. Sure, I don’t know quite where I would wear these, but they are simply fabulous.
I’m not sure what it is about this pair, but I think they are my favorite of the bunch.
With all of the imitators and inspired shoes out there, it’s just refreshing to see designers who really have a strong personal aesthetic. Marni definitely has a style all it’s own.
Oh, and as you can see, MonaMoore is doing a bit of promotional pricing. This is just an added benefit; I’m a huge fan of getting a great price whenever possible.