Graffiti is so yesterday. Yarn bombing is the newest street art, and the jumping-off point for Massimo Giorgetti’s latest MSGM collection, headlined by arresting hand-knitted and crocheted sweaters in bright bands of color. They looked terrific over loose judo shorts and pants in hopsack linen or papery leather.
While men’s wear is an infinitesimal business at Giorgetti’s contemporary label, representing perhaps 10 percent of revenues, the designer has a knack for youthful, athletic-tinged sportswear. Here were roomy, side-snap trousers; sleeveless eco-suede or denim jackets belted on the hip, and long gauzy shirt jackets with safari pockets.
With its spice-rack palette and lots of checks and stripes, the collection had a graphic appeal — so much so that one barely noticed Giorgetti had moved on from prints, just as some graffiti artists have traded spray paint for knitting needles.