Angela Missoni is on a mission. To create a collection that will work just as well for her daughters, herself, and her mother. What can you say; the Missonis are a large Italian family that simply want to make everyone feel welcome in their bright and colorful zigzag world.
“Age is not for me,” said Missoni after her show. “Age is not defining anything today.”
And it’s true – looking at her Spring/Summer 2016 collection, it defied categorization in terms of who was the target market for the clothing. What it did represent clearly was a more down to earth and urban approach to its feather light sheer knits and fine ribbed designs.
Missoni went with two distinct silhouettes, body hugging knits and their voluminous counterparts. Most of them were given a slightly African energy thanks to some ethnic patterns incorporated into the striped and squiggly line weaves. It’s hard not to imagine feeling at ease wearing almost any of the options the designer presented on the catwalk. From A-line tunic tops to cache-coeur slip dresses and pants so ample they could be mistaken for skirts, this was a feel good collection from head to toe.
Speaking of toes, the brand’s collaboration with Converse looked especially cool on a number of the models in the show who sported the footwear with their dresses and skirts. It gave their user-friendly looks an added punch of street savvy style.