Consuelo Castiglioni has always been fashion’s intellect, with a feminine and utilitarian point of view. For Marni’sF/W 2012 she changed it up a bit, opting for more color-blocked looks with a 60’s sensibility. The prints still had a voice, but the real story was the exaggerated, voluminous architectural shapes which echoed the curious and intelligent voice of her customer. So well does Castiglioni know and anticipate their customer that Marni has become somewhat of a fashion club. The members? Women interested in breaking new interesting ground, and not being afraid to lead the pack with an individualized sense of style. This collection was about “architecture and controlled lines”, as seen in the column like panels, snug jackets and straight leg trousers, all walking the fine line of minimalism and opulence beautifully.