Missoni S/S 2018
Scene setting: Missoni launched its latest collection al fresco at Fabbrica Orobia 15 – a vast industrial space built in 1920 – under a billowing canopy of sheer fabrics. The shadows of the trees above were visible through the fabric strips and emphasised the most important influences for Angela Missoni: nature and colour. There was cause for celebration too, as the show marked Angela’s 20th anniversary at the creative helm of the family-run label, founded by her parents Ottavio and Rosita in 1958. Models strode the catwalk to a medley of Justice, Sugababes, TLC, Underworld, Madonna and Snoop Dogg – plus a touching snippet of Happy Birthday to You.
Mood board: This was a collection of sprightly holiday wear, with transparent floaty dresses, colourful knitted cardigans worn as mini dresses, seventies-inspired menswear looks with knitted shirts and shorts and chevron stripe capes in the brand’s signature Lurex knits. It was youthful and exuberant, think resort wear for sailing trips and sojourns to the Amalafi Coast, flowing with stripes and checks, glitter and flamboyant figurative illustrations.
Finishing touches: Looks were completed with bright corsages, skinny scarves, floppy wicker hats, and chunky zig-zagging bangles (a nod to Missoni’s signature patterns).