“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.