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GIRLS GO SCOUTING
For Fall 2015, M Missoni finds inspiration from the “Girls go scouting”, shifting from campus to camping, taking M Missoni signature upbeat mood and colorful contemporary sense of glam along with shapes, colors and patterns spark clear references to the 1970s, the famous movement marking the age towards freedom.
The shapes are simple and straightforward, for a totally - today take on a trend concept that continues to influence from over 40 years ago. Variations on the t-shirt or polo theme – with bold collar and button closure, often color-contrast mode –dominate in the category of tops. The tank may morph into a vest, to sport over a shirt. Minidresses follow a basic path, flaring towards the bottom. Precise trapeze skirts are mini, at once pertly & properly, as are shorts, all with a keen use of snaps and patch pockets. Pleats play an indispensable role in the skirts, yet mostly in the new version of jumpers and shirtwaists. As for outdoor clothing, all-time classics – the duffel coat, poncho caban/parka, fitted coat (bourgeois-chic style complete with martingale) – find a modern-day definition.
The materials are thick and chunky, light and supple, in perfect sync with M Missoni’s Dna.
New entry of the season, chenille comes promptly to the forefont in a multiplicity of contexts, from fine yarn traversing items creating ripple surfaces, to strong presence giving full structure to a dress, detail to the collar or belt, all the way to fashion trim making for the smartest of edgings, just as rib knits do in connection with leather. adding to the endless & timeless expressions of knit fabric, the collection features cotton poplin, crepe de chine, velvet and basketweave textures. Also recurring are elements such as tweed and former favorites such as chiné.
The color palette is warm and intense, verging on bright, including lots of natural hues, from tobacco to
tan - forest green and khaki - dark preppy blue with a lovely glint thanks to lurex spraying - fall foliage red and red orange - saffron yellow and tibetan yellow bordering on orange - eternal, inevitable black and white - a mute shade of gold, with hints of sandy beige. Patterns in knit, jacquard and print form talk about the ‘70s, too. Images are graphic, highlighting elementary geometric shapes always nearly intersecting somehow.
M Missoni Fall Collection 2015, is a fresh rethinking of all these 70’s influences, in union with material mixes, treatments & finishes, translates into a collection that speaks the language of the twentieth century - it’s a free & easy spirit with an edgy seductive twist.