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. To celebrate the launch, Marni will introduce a dedicated pop-up store at Times Square from now until June 4th 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 a psychedelia of stars, fish, and other nature-inspired elements, while bold brushstrokes transpose Marni’s colorful 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 birds designs. The series of accessories unveils raffia hats incorporating trompe l’oeil sunglasses, bucket hats, baseball caps and beach visors offered in different color 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 colors. Boateng’s signature hueism offers an original point of view through a series of visuals inspired by Ghanian proverbs, interpreted here with a witty gaze.
The collection will be available at the pop-up store and MARNI boutique in Times Square from May 22nd to June 4th 2023.
MARNI x NO VACANCY INN Pop-up Store
Date: 22 May – 4 Jun, 2023
Time: 11:30am – 8:30pm
Location: 2/F Atrium