“These one-off pieces reverberate the emotions among the Marni community during the Covid-19 pandemic, and they are the result of a collective effort in a time of uncertainty and hope. We gave a new interpretation to the beautiful garments we found in our archives by hand-painting the words and drawings collected throughout the lockdown,” commented Francesco Risso, Creative Director of Marni.

Risso wanted to open a dialogue between talents, photographers and creative consultants who had collaborated with the brand over the years: Mykki Blanco, Jonah Hill, Michelle Elie, Julien d’Ys, Camilla Nickerson, Jess Maybury.

Four unique pieces from the Spring Summer 2021 Marnifesto collection – leather coats taken from the archives and embellished with words and drawings – all hand-painted and inspired by the Marni community, will be auctioned at Christie’s Jewels & Handbags Online: The London Edit, until June 23.

Proceeds will be donated to¬†Alliance of Artists Communities, an international artist residency association that supports artists of all disciplines in the development of new creative works. All the info is available on Christie’s website.

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