About the designer
After founder Consuela Castiglioni stepped down after more than twenty years, Marni assigned Francesco Risso as the house's new creative director. The Italian designer studied at Polimoda in Italy before transferring to FIT in New York and pursuing a master's degree at Central Saint Martins in London. These three different experiences each had a distinctive impact in forming him into the creator he is today. After a stint at Anna Molinari, Risso was hired by Alessandro Dell'Acqua and simultaneously opened his own store. Seeing both sides of the industry provided Risso with an intense experience and a clear point of reference. Four years later, the talented designer signed up at Prada and worked his way up at the company, viewing the business from every angle. As a relatively unknown character within the industry, Francesco Risso now contributes to Marni’s next chapter, taking the creative and design helm. Equally colourful and free-spirited as Marni, we expect nothing less from Risso than for him to grace this adventure with the Italian house’s famously fresh, eccentric and whimsical approach.