For those who would prefer to skip ahead to next season, Marni's Fall 2012 Foulard collection may be just the thing. The bold and quirky windowpane skirts, striped sweaters, grid dresses, and accessories — which this season also feature prints from Los Angeles-based illustrator Brian Rea — are now available for preorder online. Click through to peek some of the best pieces from the collection, and act fast — the preview sale ends May 25.
>> Consuelo Castiglioni's vision for Fall 2012 looks something like this: polished, bright, and just a tad '60s — with a dash of Orientalism thrown in for good measure. Solid hues — tomato red, camel, grey, and baby blue — provide a high-contrast colorblock palette, while python, plaid, gold jacquard, and patent leather offer texture. Silhouettes are boxy, layered, and slightly round-shouldered on top, with knee-length skirts and creased ankle trousers lending a sense of straight-cut stability on bottom. "I was interested in architecture and controlled lines," Castiglioni explained.
Clean lines aside, this wouldn't be Marni without a fair amount of quirk. This season, it came in the form of oversize utility pockets, fold-over fur collars, opaque white tights, and gold-tipped platform Mary Janes.