Marni host Roof Market during Art Basel Hong Kong

Marni host Roof Market during Art Basel Hong Kong

A one-of-a-kind pop-up

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On March 14, Marni Prisma, the non-celebratory series of happenings developed on the occasion of Marni's 20th anniversary, continuing its year-long journey made a brief stop in Hong Kong for the opening of the Marni Roof Market, during Art Basel...

Last weekend, Marni held its 'Marni Roof Market' at Pier 4, on the beautiful harbour of Hong Kong. With the city's stunning night skyline as a backdrop, Marni's Roof Market showcased the fashion house's multifaceted identity – mixing installations, sensations and products in an all-encompassing unrivalled experience.

Held during Hong Kong Art Basel, the market was reminiscent to Marni's Flower Market in Milano last year, offering a slightly different energy and a real market vibe with the brand's composite DNA. As with the Milano event, the Marni Roof Market was a one-off, one-night-only event and was announced by a special shop window at Joyce.

An installation created by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini was at the centre of the Art Basel pop-up, which featured a series of lights that pulsated and gained intensity responding to a soundtrack created from the noises registered during the Marni Flower Market. The event also offered the possibility to shop, and provided guests with a chance to take home a unique piece of this un-repeatable event. The layout consisted of small house-shaped stalls containing and showcasing different products, mannequins with braided pvc skirts, woven pvc and metal chairs, flowers, insects and animals.

Aside from the beautiful flowers and aromatic plants on display, many new items popped up for sale, including leather sandals hand-painted by Italian Art Brut artists; pvc pot holders decorated with Marni archive prints; the 'Dot' bag, a net made of saffiano leather printed with archive motifs; fabric sacs and the Marni Flower Market striped shopping bags. A selection of the sculptures from the Marni Animal House project, picnic cloths and printed wrapping papers were available and the Marni Roof Market also debuted a recycled materials jewellery workshop.

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