Missoni A/W 2017
Following a fashion and political manifesto of unity, Angela Missoni rallies for women’s rights at her show
Mood board: It’s always a cosy affair at Missoni but the love-in was especially warm this season, with the front row all bedecked in matching cat ear knitted caps. It all fell into Angela Missoni’s ‘Go Girl’ theme of women’s rights expressed not just on the clothes but also in her post-show speech, in which she called for solidarity and positivity in the face of adversity before taking off down the runway with a gaggle of models. The collection seemed to follow the same manifesto of unity. To wit, Missoni showed one of its best, brightest and most cohesive collections in recent memory.
Best in show: Lurex was the show’s clear-cut winner, making every piece, including great-looking knit tube skirts and matching long vests, shimmer and shine in their luminosity. Patterns were blown up this season all the better to see fabulous geometric and tribal formations. It was graphic as well as fresh, punched up with the occasional fur coat featuring colourful graphic intarsias.
Finishing touches: The extras were quirky and added something off-kilter, like turquoise tights paired with turquoise suede pumps; Lurex knit scarves snaking over the models’ shoulders; or pointed toe kitten heel boots.