Don’t Miss Missoni Pre-Fall

by Kristopher Fraser Photographed by Angela Missoni, May Kwok
Thursday, December 1, 2016

A little rain, or a replica of a monsoon, can’t stop high-fashion. For an unstoppable force of nature like Angela Missoni, weather is a mere formality that proved no problem as she filled her family brand’s boutique with models and fashion insiders to unveil and celebrate her women’s pre-fall 2017 collection.

There’s never any mistaking Missoni’s style. The new collection looks featured coordinated colors, tonal variations, graphic chromatic contrasts and Missoni’s iconic patterns.

The 70s is back in fashion–again–and so we saw it’s disco fever colors like shimmery neons, pinks and yellows. Silhouettes accentuated the body with frock coats and slim dresses, godet skirts and flared-hem trousers. Checks, vertical stripes, greek frets, space dyes or zigzags in a recurring range of graded shades alternate between cobalt and blue, white and black.

Special focus was given to evening wear. “Pre-fall for me still means doing a lot of lightweight materials and clothing,” Missoni said. “I wanted to create the type of dresses that you can just wear and go. I chose to give focus on evening wear this season, because you know Missoni has been big in a lot of categories over the years, and I wanted to get back my evening wear customer.”

Lace stitching, fringed hems and intricate knitting techniques create texture and depth.

Inflections of urban elegance seemed an homage to the legendary years of Rive Gauche Paris’.  Berets and gilets in style garçon, bouclé knit boots or stockings worn with men’s platform shoes inlayed with three different-colored leathers finish off the looks from this collection. Ggraphic tote bags and bracelets echo the signature knitwear with their vibrant colors . 

And who said fur was only a winter item? The collection also features intarsia patterns in colorful mink, astrakhan and shearling furs.

In addition to her new pre-fall collection, Angela is also marrying the worlds of art and fashion.

“What makes the Upper East Side so cool to me right now and what I am loving about this area is there are so many art galleries around here now,” She said. “I’m happy that after all these years I finally got my Missoni Surface Conversion Project going. I’ll be loaning window spaces of the boutique to various artists, so every three months expect someone new and New York.”

Other notable guests at the event included Ottavio Missoni Jr., Callie Reiff, Chloe Norgaard, May Kwok, Julia Loomis, Roopal Patel, Jenny Albright, Isaac Hindin-Miller, Paloma Elsesser, and Samantha Angelo.

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Photos courtesy of BFA. 


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