Staying true to the now classic Marni print aesthetic, for Spring Summer 2013 Consuelo Castiglioni played with clashing separates and bright hues, as grids, checks and squares were given the Marni makeover and contrasted with sparkling panel detailing.
But when the patterns were done, an altogether more grown-up leather story hit the runway in tops, shorts and skirts, while stiff cottons all with strong, clean, volumous lines also made for a striking effect. And not forgetting to reference Spring Summer 2012's biggest trend, for 2013, peplum was given a new twist, added to skirt hems, jacket panels and dress waists with a more simplistic yet statement effect.
Meanwhile, for evening, the Marni woman exuded a new-found, smouldering confidence, strutting the runway in metallic wedge platform sandals in glittering black sequin-scattered gowns. A more grown-up season from Marni, but retaining its inimitable flirtation with fun.
Entitling the collection "A Beautiful Dreamer", for Spring Summer 2013 Missoni took inspiration for the elegant but strong feminine silhouettes from Japanese anime heroines - think Princess Mononoke. The classic Missoni intarsia work was present, but had a more gentle, dreamlike edge, drifting down the runway in light organzas, with degrade effect enhanced with scatterings of sparkling sequins. Adding to the other-worldliness of the collection, glistening crystal cuffs adorned necks and wrists, with plexiglas visors adding a playful twist.