The big apple, today: down in the Soho, Tribeca and Greenwich village districts a pop mood sets the tone, energizes the scene in a way comparable to just how intensely M Missoni is vibrating with color and vitality these days.

The house’s signature knits are spun in eye-popping rave prints, and Lurex leggings and sweatshirts reminiscent of Jane Fonda–era workout clothes. There is a slight mod touch in shift dresses, boxy jackets, and a plum sweater-coat with Marilyn Monroe’s visage in Benday dots. A few ’80s trademarks they could have skipped—namely a one-sleeved turtleneck, shoulder-padded romper, and jersey harem pants.

For the M Missoni Resort 2017 collection clean lines clearly reference basic geometry. Materials create a genuine sensation thanks to semi-chunky relief effects, intarsia designs, novel takes on all-time favorite zigzags. Similarly, a chunky feel adds an extra special, even abstract plus to jacquard designs — namely, downtown or city skyline maps, street art images à la steve strauss, M logo in stylized lightning mode (pattern coming alternatively in print form).

Watch behind the scenes of the new Resort 2017 lookbook.