Missoni creates street sophistication with signature zig zag motifs and a punch of color
The Missoni Resort 2018 collection features electric colors, illuminated and reinvented by the reflections of lamé. Patterns and patches with movement. Combinations of squares, rectangles, stripes, space-dyes, micro-and-macro zigzags that have been tilted, inverted, staggered, embossed and fringed. Knitted fragments that coexist while realigning themselves into new forms and embellishments that weave a sumptuous kaleidoscopic mosaic; a cut-and-paste of folk and funky moods, monochromatic and multicolored hues, patchwork and deco painting, high-tech and handmade.
Interactions of various shapes and motifs. Smooth, embossed and pleated textures define linear, narrow and flared forms. Long overcoats and patchwork dresses. Strapless and slip-style designs. Maxi skirts and flowing trousers that cover the ankle or expose the calf. Round-necked sweaters with extra-long sleeves. Micro gilets. Warm oversized pullovers and cardigans. Safari jackets and sleeveless boleros with fur-stitch hems. Fringed mini dresses in knitted patchwork and coats in shaved mink showcasing abstract intarsia patterns and vibrant colors. Life is given to variegated compositions that are as unexpected, kaleidoscopic and spectacular as those found in paintings.
Artfully crafted outfits are completed by socks or knee-highs in monochrome lamé. Large hoop earrings in gilded metal or crochet fabric. Hand-knitted tube scarves with naïve intarsia designs and colors. Shawls trimmed in long fringe. Flat calfskin sandals with uppers made from bundles of thin laces or in suede with triangular uppers and a high or platform heel.