Angela Missoni said she was still following her “beloved surfer” this season, “only now I’m following him on the northern coast of Africa.” Cue the handmade knits with cross-stitch embroidery for thigh-long hooded djellabas. Souks inspired the rich spice-rack colors: saffron, mint and paprika.
Missoni’s surfers, emerging from a giant dream catcher tent built from the Italian house’s signature fabrics, also hit town wearing slim-cut suits matched with a zipped scubalike vest made of stretched cotton fisherman’s rib and terry cloth. Although Missoni did not take any risks, playing it safe with silhouettes, she provided novelty in fabrics. To wit: She reintroduced the toweling effect, once a cardinal feature of the house’s men’s wear collection, applying it to the multistitch jacquard of a new slip-on sneaker she thought up for Converse.