Artistic sensibility of Marni’s creative director Consuelo Castiglioni got influenced by the Art Brut movement from the 40s and 50s and the concept of “outsider art” for pre-fall 2014 and men’s fall/winter 2014-15 collection. Art Brut, a movement known for its use of forms of artistic expression placed outside the boundaries of official culture, enabled artists to be autodidactic and often visionary.
Christophe Joubert, Francois-Xavier Tavy-Sacley, from France and Stefano Favaro from Italy, were invited to translate their own languages through the collection. Marni’s interest in these artists was a result of the formal freedom they exude and the sense of inclusion they create. Tavy-Sacley’s contributions features bold patterns in vibrant blues and reds, while Joubert’s used Basquiat-esque painted designs. Favaro’s work is marked by simplistic, retro uses of color and a signature dinosaur-like figure. Three artists that hail from three different associations: L’Esat Menilmontant, Personimages Association, and Osservatorio Outsider Art.