Marni lets slip show for next summer

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Posted: Sep 25, 2011 12:26 PM
Marni lets slip show for next summer

"Your slip is showing," used to be mom's warning before you went out the door.

Thanks to Consuelo Castiglioni, creative designer and owner of the Marni brand, it's no longer a problem.

Her latest women's collection for Spring-Summer 2012, shown Sunday, features a flesh-colored sheer organza slip which hangs down below the hem of a short skirt or mini-dress.

Besides making a "no-no" trendy, the look solves the problem of hiding a not-so-perfect knee, or refreshing a passe mini style.

The slips came with matching beige ankle socks worn with pumps or high-heeled sandals.

Overall, the new Marni silhouette is beguilingly innocent, A-line and with a nipped waist. Jackets tend to be long, worn over a short skirt with the new slip hemline. Trousers have little space in the Marni closet.

The palette is young, ranging from aqua and pink to spurts of yellow, white, brown and rust. There is a lot of embroidery in the collection which mixes plastic and sequins, raffia and crystals to create a three-dimensional effect for floral or geometric prints.

Jewelry, an important part of every Marni collection, this round is colorful, in keeping with the playful feel of the collection.

Earrings come in multicolored concentric shapes and stylized petals. The new necklace is actually a shirt collar worn on its own paired with a round neck top or a sheath dress.