Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2012

January 15, 2012 by  
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Despite the angry looks on their faces Missoni’s models looked nice and cosy as they entered the runway. Their tight fitted knitted jumpers and cardigans made you wanna introduce them to your grandma.

Checked pants, striped sweaters, argyle vests and jumpers with the fashion labels’ popular zigzag motif all passed by in a beautiful color palette of autumn shades.

We do feel Angela Missoni could have added a little more spice to the collection. Yet luckily some sportive parkas, body warmers and nylon jackets gave it a little more edge.

Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2012

September 25, 2011 by  
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There’s no denying Missoni’s popularity. The immediate sell out of the Missoni x Target collection sure proved that. But as wearable and recognizable that more affordable line was, as unexpected was today’s spring collection.

Here too, models looked like gypsy women parading on the runway in colorful, layered designs with lots of jewelry. Tops and dresses were mostly off shoulder and the layered bottoms often had extravagant ruffles on them.

Fringes and sheer mesh pieces made it hard to picture everyday women in these outfits. And even though the color palette (purple, blue, yellow, chocolate, pink) was quite lovely, the asymmetric looks didn’t translate very well. There was just too much going on.

Perhaps Angela Missoni got carried away by the big success of the past few months. At least she felt good about the collection, made for the “happy girl, full of life”.

Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2012

June 20, 2011 by  
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Sports are going to be big for 2012. At Missoni the Olympic games were the main inspiration for the new collection. The brand reinvented the Olympic tracksuit that Ottavio Missoni (founder of Missoni) designed for the 1948 London Olympic games.

This heritage translated to a beautiful color palette (the turquoise/sand combinations looked stunning) and the most elegant knitwear. Soft jackets and classic cut cardigans (with different patterns) were worn on top of each other, mixed with sporty shorts.

The mood of the show was relaxed, the clothes looked comfy. Though most of the designs are by no means suitable for wearing at the contemporary Olympics; they’re sure fun for a casual day at the office or a lunch in the park.

Our pictures will be published shortly.


Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2011

February 27, 2011 by  
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Angela Missoni went for soft colors for fall 2011 and a slouchy, fluid silhouette.

Please enjoy the pictures for now, our report will follow soon.

Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2011

January 16, 2011 by  
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The Missoni-collection was a small, capsule like collection of slim fitted  layered knits. Knitted jackets, pants, sweaters and cardigans in the signature Missoni colors and patterns.

Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2011

September 27, 2010 by  
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In a season where color sets the trend you expect a Missoni-collection to be a multicolored festival. In a certain way it was, regarding the hippie-like dresses with zig-zag, geometric patterns and colorful inserts. But on the other hand it looked a bit overdone too: and color, and the Missoni-signature patterns, and an African theme plus a Japanese/ Mexican vibe on top of that. The result was a more or less psychedelic collage of dresses.

Angela Missoni played with layering, pleating, fringing and embellishments like beads and sequins. She presented smocks, tunics, caftans and kimonos and mixed it all together. But the mood was energetic, hopefully Missoni is capable to transfer that to the customer and into the stores.

Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2010

March 1, 2010 by  
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Again Angela Missoni presented a collection full of lusciously layers, this time – according to the shownotes- inspired by ‘Africa meets Scotland, folk meets punk’ .

It was a cocktail of patchwork skirts, tweed shorts, cropped sweaters draped at the back, thick pullovers and wrap-coats. Cozy tartans met tribal patterned knits, here and there deconstrcuted and accessorized to Masai effect.

Colors were wonderful, different tones of brown, black and gray met with more brighter colors as lightblue, red and green. Silver and metallics added some light and glamor. Shoes were in matching fabrics and colors.

Trends ss2010: slim silhouettes

November 17, 2009 by  
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Although models usually  have a slim silhouette already, for ss2010 a few designers made their models look even taller and thinner than they normally are.

At Missoni’s fashion show the clothes with maximum lengths accentuated the models’ slim figures. The girls were wrapped in lots of layers as well. They wore long cardigans on top of long dresses, that only left a small part of their legs uncovered. The fact that Angela Missoni mostly used one shade per outfit added  the feeling of the girls looking slimmer than ever.

Besides Missoni, many other brands had long slim pieces in their collections. Etro, Calvin Klein, Blumarine, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti and Oscar de la Renta showed some great examples. Most of these were long feminine dresses, made of ultra-light and airy fabrics to make the outfit look less stiff.

Flowers or sequins were the finishing touch on many of these silhouette-accentuating outfits.

Tess van Daelen

Milan Fashion Week ss2010 Impressions #19

September 27, 2009 by  
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Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show ss2010

September 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, womenswear

At the Missoni SS2010 fashionshow pale models walked the runway in clothes that had as little color as their skins. The hair was high at the front and lead into fishtail braids at the back. Angela Missoni designed many long dresses in which the models looked even longer and slimmer than they usually do. She used a lot of layering. It was hard to distinguish one piece of clothing from the other because of the use of very similar shades. Knitted tops and long cardigans were worn over dresses. Sometimes a top or just a piece of fabric was tied around the model’s waist. Exactly two trousers were shown. The models all wore a silver piece of jewelry around their upper-arm (even if they wore clothes under it). They also had extremely long necklaces wrapped around their necks several times. With little color and the Missoni pattern barely being used this collection showed a whole new side of the Varesion brand. (Tess van Daelen)

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