Put Francesco Risso on your watch list
When the 33-year-old was named Marni’s new creative director last year, most people went, “Who?”. He had always been behind-thescenes, lending his design chops most notably to Prada’s knitwear arm for a good decade. His F/W ’17 debut for Marni has received mixed reviews (the most popular comments: that there’s too much going on, and that he needs time to hone his vision), but there’s also much that will appeal to new and long-time customers. Like the whimsical, abstract jewellery, or the psychedelic printed knits and tailored separates. So keep your eye on him, and give him time. In this age of quick-fire fashion musical chairs, it’s what we should all do more of.