Beloved Marni Creative Director Consuelo Castiglioni Is Leaving, Will Be Replaced by a Man

WWD reports that Consuelo Castiglioni, the Italian genius who cofounded the label Marni with her husband in 1994, will leave the house as creative director. Her replacement is Francesco Risso, who worked at Anna Molinari, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, and Malo before landing at Prada for special projects. He is the latest…

Marni aspires to be Prada, but isn't: More often than not, it's just referential. Never has this been more apparent that with the label's fall/winter 2008 collection, which was painfully derivative of the Prada fall/winter 2007 collection. (Seriously: Look for yourself.) So if you dig watered-down Prada, go for it.…

Marni, like Prada, frequently gets slapped with the label of "clothes women think are cool and men think are lame because they don't show enough t & a." This collection, we assume, will solicit no different of an opinion. We love it. We would feel good about ourselves because you can actually breathe in these clothes.…

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