It’s a tough gig succeeding the founder of much-loved brand who has built it through blood, sweat and tears, but on Sunday in Milan, Francesco Risso pulled it off with aplomb. It is easy to see why Marni’s parent company OTB group’s Renzo Rosso chose a Prada alum.
While Marni’s off-key DNA was still in the footwear with plenty of archival references, Risso dialed down the clomp factor and executed it with a new lightness of touch.
Sandals came with extended winkle picker toes and architectural orb heels, or the surrealist animal paws you might find on a Chippendale chair. Fluffy accents were applied judiciously.
A new season boot was a patent mid-calf rain boot — of which we have already seen our fair share this fashion month — with a pinhead heel. It came with directional snub toes for diehard Marni-ites or more commercial pointed alternatives that have a broader appeal.
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