On a glossy runway floor, Angela Missoni presented an eye-catching, globe trotting, folk gathering of a collection that was a tremendous mixture of pleasure and detail. Of course, you could argue that the knits are all familiar, long scarves, oversized sweaters and long knit dresses with non-defined ethnic weaves and everything you can think of coming from 1960’s and 1970’s. Then go back to a sentiment of an escapade into nostalgia, which very few fashion houses can do as well as Missoni!
After the show, Missoni team shared: “Fashion that fuses scrutiny with refinement, imbuing the idea of knitwear with increasingly bold innovations that are exclusive and unexpected. Expressed in an open and free mix-and-match of textural consistencies, forms and finishes. Trousers that are loose-fitting or flared in knitted patchworks, jackets in masculine cuts and shirt-jackets in wool mohair tartans or checks, mesh knit shirts with vertical stripes and cinched ties at the wrist, buttoned necklines and finishes that are underlined and decorated with two-toned knitted ribbons.”
It is easy to connect back Missoni, to the past decades, however where Angela Missoni succeeds is to create this enduring story too ready to be encapsulated in any single decade. Each season, with Missoni, the collections challenge us to check our vantage point. The latest offering, is a busy place, and too fully understand the collection it would no doubt demand a re-see. Not to forget, Missoni and her team are always season focused, thus they did create a natural season spotlight on outerwear. Jackets and coats rich in detail, with it’s timeless signature and unparalleled craftsmanship turn into true runway investment pieces. This time the runway show presented Missoni women and men taking the stage together, showcasing once again the the collection alongside each other completed the dreamy story. Even when label’s signature nonchalant continued into the men’s collection, Angela Missoni created a collection catering also to the most aesthetically adventurous of men.
Review by Zarko Davinic, DESIGN SCENE Magazine Editor. Discover all the looks from men’s and women’s Missoni Fall Winter 2018 collection: