So many styles all in oneA “universal all-in-one piece of clothing” to use the words of the man who first came up with the idea, the jumpsuit initially had a basic T shape. Then thanks to various revisitations, over the years it developed into a versatile – and in some instances slick make-a-statement – casual. As the charm of this must have is well known, M Missoni introduces it in its Spring Summer Collection.
In the 1980s the jumpsuit became an authentic must-have, particularly in the hip hop and breakdance world where it got split into two oversize pieces to allow dancers absolute ease of motion.
During the course of the same decade rock stars of the caliber of Madonna, David Bowie and Freddy Mercury began favoring tech fabric and leather versions of the one-piece item – whether low-cut skintight catsuit mode or soft & comfy according to the original design – so laying the foundation for a trend that to this day keeps gaining in cool classy allure.
The M Missoni Summer 2014 collection presents different takes on the jumpsuit, thereby showing just how handily it can assume multiple forms. Options sweep from the baggy viscose vertical ripple motif one with 3/4 sleeves and front buttoning (ideal for the beach, day or evening), to the digital batik knit one with skinny bodice and track style pants; from the multicolor cotton print one in a tribal inspired digital ikat pattern, to the cobalt blue off-the-shoulder one with front zip and drawstring. The balloon shape and two hidden pockets make the cotton jumpsuits a stunning match with high heels.
So now’s the time to choose the ideal solution for the summer ahead. And what’s better than an item that ensures elegant ease whenever-wherever-whatever the occasion?