The runway at Marni's Fall 2013 runway show was a masterful lesson in dark, streamlined, and utterly sophisticated wares from Consuelo Castiglioni. "It's austere but with a romanticism, it's melancholic, severe," said the designer. While we're used to seeing a more whimsical spike in Castiglioni's hand, her latest collection induced a sense of pure refinement, showcasing a magnificent array of outerwear in the way of heavy, oversize wool coats, structured bomber jackets, and bonded leather jackets. For daywear, Castiglioni paired strapless peplum tops over a range of baggy trousers, cropped biker jackets with peekaboo knife-pleat skirts, and miniskirts with structured bonded tops. And every so often, there was a pop of print via graphic landscape and floral patterns. Fur added an opulent touch across the board; short and long haired textures were used on skirts, capes, extralong stoles, and collars, injecting pure decadence into every single look. Marni's accessories always draw a big crowd, and this season's latest highlighted a range of flat riding boots (and even a few furry renditions), double-strap sandals, gorgeous leather satchels, and furry mittens.
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