The new interactive Missoni Fall 2015 collection presentation plays on surfaces, veining, variations and tonal contrasts. An interweaving of reality and trompe-l’oeil, interior design and fashion, marble and knit. The collection is transformed into an all-encompassing vision that involves and shapes, backgrounds, and figures―A continuum of marbled patterns, stripes and streaks that forms the backdrop. It stretches onto tight dresses, oversized jackets and bodysuits, and from rough or polished stones to knitted jacquards and featherlight printed jerseys that overtake the space, wrapping the body, adorning the skin like a tattoo.
Declined Marble is made into various weights, thicknesses and consistencies; framed in wood. Thick as stone slabs. Thin as sheets of paper. And as elastic, tight to the body and weightless as knit or jersey. Gathered from natural landscape andreproduced in trompe-l’oeil versions, it evokes the patterns, geometries and studied asymmetries of the Eighties Postmodernist artist Richard Artschwager, enlarged and off-scale.
It is an interlay of veining that brings energy, strength, and intensity to the cuts of clothes and to the close-fitting lines of the collection. Long dresses, trousers, bodysuits and oversized jackets crossing and superimposing straight and diagonal lines, marbled streaks and solid colours, which free the body’s movement and highlight the sophisticated and contemporary natural state of the Missoni woman for Winter 2015.