MISSONI FW15: KNIT ME UP

Missoni was founded in 1953, when Ottavio and Rosita Missoni set up a small knitwear workshop in Gallarate, they presented their first collection under the Missoni label in Milan in 1958 and have been putting out chic collections ever since. Missoni is a high-end Italian fashion house known for its colorful knitwear designs. So it comes as no surprise that knits will forever be a staple in any Missoni collection with different prints and textures! I’m always looking for quality outerwear to add to my closet so this collection is like a dream!

Trompe l’œil marble veining on the body like tattoos. New space-dyed patterns in wide, uneven and blurred bands like television static. Coloured metallic inlaid within the graphic patter of wood and marble. The alluring marquetry of cuts, patterns and textures. Graphics of the materials from postmodern interior design, like works by Richard Artschwager.


These are the markings of the neo-body-conscious Missoni woman for next Winter armed with the dashing and seductive spontaneity of her “deep in knit” ensembles. image009image004

Tight legging-like trousers combine with one-shoulder knits and deep zippered V necks. Overalls in sheer marbled jersey are worn  under metallic mash tank dresses or short tight linear dresses with body-revealing slits. Soft and enveloping, elastic and versatile, satiny and transparent as a second skin. Long masculine jackets and capes with narrow tuxedo lapels, in which jacquard patterns expand like construction games on horizontal, perpendicular and diagonal levels, transforming the veining and zigzags into something more abstract, spectacular and iconic.

Bands of colour from white to black, from orange to bright red from greens to purple to pastel colours. Space dyeing and zigzags, veined and striped jaquards alternate and interact like the mark of an energetic and playful collection that gives freedom to mix and match.

Illuminated by long and ultralight dangling metal coloures fringes earrings and accessorized with calfskin boots, shoes and sabots with slashed upper and C-shaped heels in resin and metal. Little marbled resin bags feature bands with sides and linings in laminated suede.  Large leather bags have two handles and sides in laminated suede.

Brittney Joyner

Junior Beauty & Fashion Editor