In the wake of her brother Vittorio Missoni’s still unsolved disappearance, and in the middle of a serious blizzard, Angela Missoni showed a fall 2013 collection that was all about comfort–perhaps something the designer has been focused on in her personal life.
The show opened with an undone robe in Missoni’s signature knit, worn over a loose black vest and silky pale green pajama pants, which set the tone for the loungewear-inspired collection.
Everything looked insanely comfortable and yet was still flattering–just the kind of clothes that women want to wear. The maxi knit dresses–in black crochet, grey and pink gradating stripes–were loose in all the right places. They skimmed the torso while accenting the waist, before flaring out ever so slightly in the skirt.
The robes in knit and patterned silk were luxuriously comfortable. Yes, they did look a lot like bathrobes, and perhaps you could question why one would spend a fortune on such an item, but they had a sort of insouciant charm that appealed to me. Plus, how great would it be if bathrobes as outwear became a trend? I’d wear my bathrobe out all the time. The robes towards the end, some with silk lapels in a kind of lounge-y take on the tuxedo jacket, even made a case for wearing the style for evening, especially when paired with a silk chemise or sheer-paneled LBD.
My favorite looks by far were the straight up pajama suit ones: Wide leg pants with matching jackets in printed silk or Missoni knit.The palette seemed to be loungewear-inspired too: Pale pinks, greens, and blues added blips of colors in the predominantly black, grey and cream collection. Overall, it had a soothing, peaceful aura to it.