Angela Missoni seemed to use her spring collection as a way to step back and re-examine classic Missoni motifs, which lead to a few new, very bold interpretations.
Most prominent was a bird motif–in some pieces the birds were seen at the top of a landscape, which also featured waves–both mimicked the shape of the signature zig-zag Missoni stripes.
People wondered if Missoni’s use of the sea in her collection had something to do with the tragic disappearance of her brother off the coast of Venezuela months ago. However, the designer told reporters that the imagery was meant to reference Japanese comics–and there was a Japanese feel to the collection, sometimes.
The upper halves of dresses were tucked in ways that were reminiscent of kimonos and sarongs, which worked better on some dresses than others. We loved a less literal deep purple and orange vertically striped number–it looked sleek and beautifully draped.
Several pieces also featured a thick trim around the v-neckline in a way that referenced football jerseys. Again, this looked better when it was less literal, like on a textured black and white ankle-length dress, which also featured a more symbolic use of the bird motif in two thick black and white stripes.
Missoni also embraced the recent logomania resurgence–tops featured “Missoni” printed in tight, wavelike patterns. In this case, literal worked.