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The thousand souls of a sheath: as in M Missoni’s new delavé denim tube
The wannabe Audrey Hepburns of 2015 are getting one fab boost from M Missoni, for the famous Italian fashion brand has given the sheath a new identity by playing inventively with denim.
The style is ultra elegant with a fresh fun twist, even if the sleek and simple little denim dress preserves the standard smart knee length, square neckline and medium-wide shoulder straps. True to form, a perfect expression of classic bourgeois chic.
Conversely, the element of novelty comes in the remarkable use of a special stonewashed denim yarn entirely knit in the garter stitch. The ultrasoft end result includes rich nuancing in two basic shades of blue, one a powdery pastel and the other a deeper & brighter hue. Equally distinctive is the sheath’s construction: lightweight and liningless, with a hidden back zip closure, for all practical purposes put-together mode thanks to the expressly asymmetric patchwork assembly of different size panels with fringe trim between one and another. Fringe adds a similarly novel flair to shoulders and hem.
While this denim knit debuts officially at the presentation of the Spring 2015 collection during New York Fashion Week (and successive ones), it is now available in exclusive at the brand’s own online boutique at www.m-missoni.com. Open for business in Italy, France, Germany and the U.K.
So, once again an ever favorite material makes the difference in revisiting a timeless item. Clearly designing the tube dress of tomorrow.