Missoni’s AW17 collection made geeks cool again. All these outfits would be fitting for a librarian, and a very sartorially cool one at that. Plush-stitched cashmere zip-up jackets provided a sensory overload with their tactility and wide horizontal stripes, while fuzzy mohair jumpers were flecked with oxidized silver starry snowflakes in a pattern from Japanese Kasuri textiles – suitably comfy for any bookworm holed up with stacks of aging volumes.
A reoccurring theme for Missoni was to keep it casual. Tortoise-shell rimmed glasses balanced tousled hair, while a grey overcoat’s formality was contrasted with a soft black beanie balanced precariously off the head. Pop-up bucket hats by Larose Paris topped many looks, with patterned scarves adding volume and dimension and moulded-sole trainers keeping it casual.
On A Technicality
This collection was filled with technical details and innovations. The crowning glory of the textile developments of the collection had to be the check jackets – one used 70 separate colours, another 54 – quite the feat. There was a dense houndstooth print that came in an alchemical purple, while a topcoat in grey insinuated an oily viscose to create slick patches of purple and blue, proving again that Missoni hasn’t lost it’s midas touch when it comes to melting weaves and fabrications that only they can conjure up.