Falling for Missoni, man

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Italian luxury wear brand Missoni has debuted their first ever men’s pre-fall collection for 2017. The line is inspired by the dramatic odyssey of light, its reflections and refractions, as it traces the transformations of the Japanese landscape from the natural to the industrial.

Cashmere, cashmere-silk blends, lightweight wools and shetland wools have been knitted into plaited, honeycomb and quilted stitches of dégradé stripes, multi-colored intarsia patterns, speckled mélanges and patchworks to create graphic textures of visual and tactile juxtapositions that mimic the multifaceted environments that surround us.

Missoni stayed true to their signature of mixing multiple patterns in one garment. Zigzag stripes are seen mixed with herringbone patterns, for that uniquely Missoni effect.

Colors are intensely vivid and their combinations handsomely restrained for an almost chiaroscuro effect, creating a discerning balance between light and dark. Their color choices for their first men’s pre-fall collection include liquid petrol blue, navy and cobalt with bursts of sango iro coral, black peony, Japanese maple red and camel with bursts of chrysanthemum yellow and nori green, lead grey and black with bursts of bright moss green. It just wouldn’t be Missoni without lots of bright colors. But there are some understated things too, like a dark grey herringbone coat.

The looks in the collection can be put together to create a structured casual look. Take the combination of an untucked pattern shirt paired with a chunky cable knit sweater and voilá, there’s a look that is effortless, but still stylish. The collection is topped off with over-shirts, bombers, classic reversible down jackets, gilets, field jackets, five-pocket jeans, nylon cycling capes and M65 parkas with detachable nylon liners.  As a suggestive nod to the Japanese-denim enthusiast, Missoni has also created an exclusive denim that has been wefted with its characteristic space-dye yarns on shuttle looms.

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