As part of Marni Jam, a multidisciplinary program that holds Marni and like-minded entities into a series of creative exchanges, the collaboration with No Vacancy Inn materializes into a kaleidoscopic and joyful capsule collection for Summer 2023.
No Vacancy Inn – the brainchild of Tremaine Emory, Ade “Acyde” Odunlami, and Brock Korsan – is Marni’s kindred spirit: a multiform project that moves across different media, inspiring an ever-growing global community with mutual principles of friendship.
Introducing men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear, MARNI x NO VACANCY INN features exclusive prints, overlayed patchworks and fluid silhouettes, projecting soul and mind towards a high summer full of sound. Matching bowling shirts and shorts, below-the-knee dresses twisted at the waist and one-piece swimsuits feature psychedelia of stars, fish, and other nature-inspired elements, while bold brushstrokes transpose Marni’s colourful codes onto hoodies and shorts.
Painted palm trees and clouds appear on baggy denim, mini-skirts and jumpsuits; lightweight knitted sweaters, cardigans and dresses shape textures reminiscent of rainbows, while crocheted bikini tops, combined with matching shorts, reflect a 70’s nostalgia.
The capsule offers a fresh take on Marni’s signature bags and accessories, presenting ‘Venice’ mini bucket bags, and ‘Marcel’ bags in raffia with frayed rope handles underscored by contrasting leather trims, alongside a series of totes and pouch bags featuring elements that reverberate with a marine theme, offered with matching beach towels.
In addition, the collection introduces Fussbett sabots covered in crochet, leather gladiator sandals and white ‘Dada Bumper’ sneakers underscored by clouds and bird designs. The series of accessories unveils raffia hats incorporating trompe l’oeil sunglasses, bucket hats, baseball caps and beach visors in different colour combinations.
The MARNI x NO VACANCY INN campaign was captured through the lens of Ghanaian artist Derrick Ofosu Boateng, who has portrayed the collection against the sands of Accra, bursting with saturated colours. Boateng’s signature hues offer an original point of view through a series of visuals inspired by Ghanaian proverbs, interpreted here with a witty gaze.
The collection will be previewed at the Marni Melrose Place boutique in Los Angeles on April 13th and launched globally with an event at Maxfield (Los Angeles) on April 20th, 2023.
MARNI x NO VACANCY INN will release on Marni.com, in Marni boutiques and in selected multi-brand stores across Europe and the USA on April 20th 2023 and will be available in Asia starting from April 27th.