Marni was founded in 1994 by the Italian Castiglioni family, and the chief designer is Consuelo Castiglioni. Marni designs put emphasis on colour, design, print and shape, and having become increasing popular with women in the past few years. Whilst Marni now designs a full range of fashion clothing, including shoes, handbags and jewellery, originally Consuelo Castiglioni designed fur coats and wraps. The first range of clothing for men was produced in Autumn 2007.
Marni fashions have attracted a range of adjectives including funky, quirky and feminine. Certainly, the colour blocking, featured on the shoes in the photo top left, has become something of a trademark in Marni designs.
Many celebrities enjoy wearing Marni designs, including Jessica Simpson who has been seen wearing Marni Merengue Wedges and Lindsay Lohan, who has been seen wearing Marni Ruched leather ankle boots. They are also worn by Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow and many others.
There are Marni fashion boutiques worldwide, selling the full range of Marni shoes, bags, jewellery, hats,dresses, jackets, knitwear, lingerie, shirts, tops and trousers. In the UK, the Marni boutiques are all in London, on Sloane Street, at Selfridges on Oxford Street and at The House of Fraser in the Westfield Shopping Centre on Ariel Way, London W12 7GA.
You can buy a great selection of Marni shoes from MyTheresa, who offer worldwide delivery. They are also sold by Yoox (Autumn Winter or Spring Summer), who also deliver worldwide. Yoox have a huge range and many prices are discounted, plus the site makes it very easy to narrow down your search so you can find exactly what you are looking for.