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A jacquard between provocative and ironic

It's certain that there is no more feminine pattern than the  'animal print'! Ever since its debut in  the 1940's, when pin-up girl Betty Page donned a swimsuit and gave us a taste of the wild spirit which now tipifies the female predator this style has known no season. In fact it is now one of the stars of  the autumn / winter 2013-14 collection.

Considered one of the cornerstones the fashion industry and now called by many "the new black", because of its many uses, the animal print has been a constant presence on catwalks since 1947. Known in ancient Greece as "zoote", today the term "animal print" covers an array of  animal print patterns such as: python, leopard, tiger, tortoise, and stripes. In fashion dictionaries it is defined as: spotted, animal print print or animal print fabric.

The heyday of the animal print took place between the 70's and the 80's, when it was revisited in glam rock fashion: the spotted jumpsuit, zebra striped hosiery and lingerie, evening styles became daywear. The M Missoni 2013 Winter Collection has taken inspiration from this period by creating the jacquard animal print dress designed with a feline spirit: a printed wool dress animal print devor√® effect, reinterpreted in pink, cornflower blue and black.

But the true spirit of the glam rock collection is in the accessories, the fuchsia base covered in black neoprene mesh: the fluorescent color and details recall the punk and rock years that M Missoni customized in an ultra feminine version. In this same line M Missoni has designed a shoulderbag, a wallet, leather double buckle ballet slippers, low neck flat boots, and 12 cm heels with double leather buckles and twin metal closures.

Embrace life with determination and an M Missoni mood: a fantasy both provocative ironic, making it also amusing and entertaining. See here and make your own, the look of Belgian fashion blogger, Sofie Valkiers,  who has perfectly interpreted the playful spirit of our look this winter!

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