MARNI is a luxury fashion brand founded in Milan in 1994

1994, Milan
Creative Director
Francesco Risso

MARNI is a luxury fashion brand founded in Milan in 1994. Innovative and multifaceted, Marni celebrates individuality through an unpredictable visual language. Marni’s is an artistic, life-embracing, colour-savvy, off-beat world of luxury that expresses a unique flair for mixing prints and shapes.

Founded in 1994, Marni’s recognized subversive perspective in the development of its collections celebrates the authenticity of artisanal workmanship, exalting the sophistication of materials and the originality of design.

The brand’s aesthetic paradigm mirrors the vision of creative director Francesco Risso: the quirky elegance of Marni is a range of possibilities, an exploration of ideals, a lifestyle with an avant-garde spirit that holds a constant dialogue with the world of art and with a community of talents hailing from different backgrounds, finding ultimate expression in special collaborations and capsule collections.

Today the brand offers women’s, men’s and kids’ ready-to-wear collections, bags, shoes, jewelry and eyewear, distributed through a network of mono-brand boutiques and high-end retailers around the world. Since 2015, Marni is part of the OTB Group.

Francesco Risso

Italian-born Francesco Risso graduated from Polimoda in Florence before moving to New York to pursue studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He later completed his MA at Central Saint Martins in London under Louise Wilson.

In the following years, Risso collaborated with Anna Molinari at Blumarine, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, and Malo before joining Prada in 2008 to work on womenswear and special projects.

Appointed in 2016 as Marni Creative Director, in a short span of time, he has molded the Marni identity into a whole new being, consistent to its roots but entirely his own, calling in a polymorphous new audience.

Francesco Risso approaches fashion-making as a gesamtkunstwerk, a total artwork: he merges languages and disciplines into a multifaceted whole, heralding a processual aesthetic that is embodied through interconnected media which are rooted in the materiality of clothing but come alive through fashion shows, collaborations, and shop experiences.

Since 2018, Risso has been featured in the Business of Fashion’s 500 Index of people shaping the global fashion industry.

Work at Marni

As we continue to redefine contemporary luxury, we welcome individuals who thrive on pushing boundaries. If you're looking to make a meaningful impact in the fashion industry, we invite you to discover the opportunities at Marni. Become the next brave.