Eccentric prints, shimmer and texture, oh my! Missoni’s universe isn’t one to dabble in prints sparingly, often leaning on house codes like Lurex and multicolor combinations with maximal effect to draw customers with eclectic sensibilities. The diffusion label possesses the same spirit as the main line but at a more accessible price point and with a younger vibe. This season, Angela Missoni and company looked to Croatian and Slovak naïf paintings, bringing to life some whimsical iterations in a jubilant array of textures and younger-leaning silhouettes.
The season’s big push came in the form of signature jacquard intarsia on dresses and purposefully mismatched coordinating sets in a warm palette of plum, pine, orange and auburn. These seamlessly mixed color, graphic elements and texture in a nod to period dressing for modern day. The brand’s take on a poppy Fair Isle sweater, for instance, was paired with floral-print knit pants in a display of relaxed quirk. Knit dresses in form-fitting and A-line cuts had Victorian leanings and shimmery appeal. Cozy knit ponchos and a dramatic floor-length cape further underscored the eclectic mix.
Also notable were a series of tailored trenchcoats and army capes with utility pockets that had broad appeal.
On the accessories front, the brand is introducing a new oversize bucket box that mixes multicolor felt and tan napa leather, along with clog boots with wooden soles and stud trim in a mid-calf length.