With models treading on colored sand arranged in chevron shapes, Angela Missoni unfurled a transporting collection for fashion nomads. As intricate as antique ethnic throws, the house’s fine, patterned loom knits — with their aged, sandy aspect — looked as though they had been unearthed from under some desert rock. The weave pattern crept across military-flavored utility jackets, part of the brand’s expanding outerwear offer. A multistitch intarsia bomber jacket — one of the season’s key items — was a standout.
As the story line progressed, color trickled in, with beetle-green sequins glinting across the chest of an crewneck sweater, or a zigzag blaze of poppy, ruby and pink threads erupting on a short-sleeve brown Henley in ribbed cotton and linen. Even the line’s Converse Auckland Racer sneakers got the artisanal weave treatment, and look like a hot contender for the men’s market’s bubbling designer sneaker category.