Missoni Menswear Spring Summer 2015 Milan
Seeing as Angela Missoni has been successful in the past using surfers as inspiration for her menswear collections, it’s understandable that she would want to tap that vein again.
To give it something of a new slant the designer imagined her globe trotting wave chasers residing in southern Europe and the North African cost next summer. Which from a fashion standpoint leads to easy fitting pieces with a slightly Maghrebin slant.
Walking out of a geodesic dome roof in the famous Missoni multicolored fabrics and a few dangling dream catchers, the models took to the colorful rug covered catwalk with a confident ease. Everything about this collection was relaxed and casual. Thanks in no small part to all of the bare and buff torsos on display alongside the hand crocheted patchwork djellabas, linen shorts, suede bomber jackets, and shawl collared cardigans.
The reintroduction of a toweling that gave a raised three dimensionality to vests was a nice new addition to the lineup. As was the way Missoni used a degrade gingham knit for suiting and coats to off set the more familiar zigzagging Missoni knitwear.
This collection was not a trend setting tidal wave of new ideas. But rather a sartorial version of one of those never ending gliding waves that a surfer can ride for miles without a care in the world.