Innovative and multifaceted, the Marni brand is a state of mind; a playful spirit with a history of friendly, humanist values. Combining an experimental approach to fabric and colour, and a unique flair for mixing prints and shapes, the aesthetic paradigm is the vision of creative director Francesco Risso. The quirky elegance of Marni explores a range of possibilities and ideals to evoke a lifestyle with an avant-garde spirit that is in constant dialogue with the world of art.
Marni's elegantly subversive perspective celebrates the authenticity of artisanal craft and exalts the sophistication of materials and the originality of design.
Francesco Risso, creative director of Marni
Appointed as creative director in 2016, Francesco Risso is leading the brand into a new era by mixing its essence with eccentricity and intellectualism.
Born on the Italian island of Sardinia, Risso spent the first years of his life on a boat with his parents before they moved to Genoa to live with family.
Risso worked for Anna Molinari at Blumarine, Alessandro Dell-Acqua, and Malo, before joining Prada in 2008.
His debut collection for Marni was Autumn/Winter 2017.