Missoni, Spring/Summer '09 (scroll down to read the review)
Angela Missoni, who took over the creative reigns of Missoni menswear last season wanted to 'go back to the roots of the Missoni man'. That meant the 1970s and 'the coolness of that period'.
When working on the line, Missoni pulled out pictures of a young Alain Delon in 'The Pool' - it was a Mediterranean collection if there ever was one, in fact the brand, with its kaleidoscope of colours, jazzy knits and rich prints, is an Italian summer in a box.
Best were the multi coloured knits worn over cut-off jeans with fringed suede moccasins.
For those lacking the confidence to go for the full Monty pattern-wise, there were plenty of plainer styles with a hand-finished crochet border. Shirts came with an ajour trim or a bib front and were worn with teeny coloured silk scarves knotted round the neck.
The collection is perfect garb for wearing at the new Missoni Hotel that opens in the spring in Kuwait.