Magazine article The Fader

Zoo Kids: Marni Makes T-Shirts for the Little Animal in All of Us

Magazine article The Fader

Zoo Kids: Marni Makes T-Shirts for the Little Animal in All of Us

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Legendary Italian brand Marni is famous for chunky beaded necklaces that hang on the chest like repur-posed schoolroom abacuses and dizzyingly mismatched prints that look as if they were finger painted by adults. So when creative director Consuelo Castigl ion i happened upon Dutch artist Rop van Mierlo's children's book Wild Animals, she knew having his beautiful watercolor animal illustrations festoon the spring capsule collection would give Marni fanatics just one more way to indulge their impish impulses. For his part, van Mierlo was more than happy to emblazon a line of plain white T-shirts for the collection. "I never intended to become a children's book author--it just sort of happened," he says. "I was thinking for quite some time that my work would do great on clothes, and I only wanted to do it with a quality label. And then Marni called." Van Mierlo has always felt that his work isn't just for kids, or, at the very least, that Wild Aninzals is a children's book that can only be fully appreciated once you've reached a certain level of maturity. …

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