Missoni Menswear Spring Summer 2016 Milan
On a catwalk of sunset-hued rose petals designer Angela Missoni sent her men on another far flung adventure. This time the trip they took was to exotic India where a rich mélange of colors was the spice of life.
"The collection goes from the north to the south," explained Missoni about the color progression that played out on the runway. Easy silhouettes in feather light knits, linens, and cottons moved from rich patchwork shades of indigo and jade through to olive greens and finished in burnt orange and paprika red hues.
Among all the patterns and prints, some of the more eye catching pieces were those that pulled back a bit on the color. The beauty of just two-thirds of the sleeves of a tunic top covered in the patchwork treatment had a refined control. A soft blouson jacket with the brand's zigzag pattern, only appearing at the back, was another show of strength in its sartorial reserve.
In the end, the show was truly a colorful feast for the eyes. The masterful way Missoni knows how to meld her colors was a pleasure to behold and to let wash over the fashion world in that magically finite moment in time it takes to present a new collection.