In a way, I feel like Marni was the precursor to Isabel Marant's cultish success. Much like Marant, Marni was around for quite some time before it became a must-wear. And also like Marant, people who love Marni really love Marni, and you can tell a Marni girl from miles away. It seemed that everyone in the audience at this morning's show was wearing a piece of Marni--except for me. (I left my sole piece--a graphic necklace--at home.)
There was plenty of "propaganda" in Consuelo Castiglioni's fall collection for followers to buy into. The battle for pièce de résistance was between a graphic tee in several colors and a futuristic skirt suit with a peplum waist that came in dusty pink and black. Castiglioni's usual details--jeweled necklaces, slightly off colors, graphic prints--were all in place, ready to delight her loyal customers.