The fashion world--and everyone with two eyes--has already seen that Angela Missoni is an expert at reinterpreting the brand's classic striped patterns with stylish--and commercial--results. But for fall 2012, the designer seemed intent on proving that her talents can be applied to more than just space-dyed knits.
Fall 2012's palette was more subdued than past collections: There were browns, camels, greys, and while there were also hints of purple, blue and green mixed into the collection, they were subtle and toned down. The brand's signature knit patterns were still there, but they weren't necessarily the focus. Many of them were styled wrapped at the chest, and belted, and in many cases they were embellished with fur trim or panels of leather--one of our favorite looks was a scarf/shrug wrapped at the chest, and with a fluffy fur collar.
The fur-collared outerwear, too, were standouts of the show--the silhouettes were sleek and classic, while the patterns reminded us of a blanket coat. We were less sold on the patchwork leather pants that they were often paired with, but we thought they were a clever way for the brand to stay true to their knit background, with a new textile.
And while the collection was a slightly different direction for the brand, Missoni loyalists will no doubt be pleased with the classic printed orange and blue knit pieces, which could be glimpsed throughout the show.