During a warm evening in Milan, Angela Missoni’s celebrated the brands 65th anniversary with a story of gossamer textures, airy volumes and craft.
Guests were invited to unwind on café tables as they watched a procession of models glide by in the familiar knits that are as beautiful as they are complicated when it comes to craftsmanship.
As Michael Nyman, a friend of Angela Missoni, played the piano during the show, the familiar display of the brand’s signature ‘Fiammato’ — zig-zag pattern – appeared in new soft pastel hues, some shimmering while others patched together in various colourways.
There were darker tones towards the end like navy blue and denim, with a sheer black sparkling knit dress worn over matching loose trousers grabbing our attention.
We were once again amazed at the intricacy and pure imagination of fabric manipulation and styling. The layering was flawless as various silhouettes blended effortlessly together – think jackets, cardigans, kimono’s or shawls draped over maxi skirts and relaxed pants.
The brand has come a long way since the family knitwear business opened in 1953. The techniques may have evolved over the years, but what remains true is Missoni’s determination to keep to the aesthetic that has made the house iconic around the world.