Innovative and multifaceted, Marni celebrates individuality through a rigorous yet subversive language. Marni is a state of mind, a playful spirit, with a history of friendly, humanist values combined with an experimental approach to materials and colors, as well as a unique flair for mixing prints and shapes. The aesthetic paradigm mirrors the vision of creative director Francesco Risso: the quirky elegance of Marni is a range of possibilities, an exploration of ideals, a lifestyle with an avant-garde spirit that holds a constant dialogue with the world of art, finding ultimate expression in special collaborations and capsule collections.
Marni’s elegantly subversive perspective celebrates the authenticity of artisanal workmanship, exalting the sophistication of materials and the originality of design.
FRANCESCO RISSO – MARNI CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Appointed as Marni’s creative director in 2016, Francesco Risso is leading the brand into a new era, mixing Marni’s essence with eccentricity and intellectualism, while bringing in his own aesthetic.
Born in Sardinia, Italy, Risso spent the first years of his life on a boat with his parents until 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 to work on womenswear and special projects.
His debut collection for Marni was Fall/Winter 2017.