Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Angela Missoni drew inspiration from Mother Nature this season for a rich collection comprised of warm earth tones and dimensional layering. Garments had an organic patchworked look — a combination of textures and motifs evoking sedimentary swirls, mineral deposits, tree bark, rust and layers of soil. A variety of natural furs made for plush collars and trim, and were also worked into knit surfaces for added lushness. Lean silhouettes — skinny trousers, snug pencil skirts, slim sheaths — allowed for maximum layering, and leather or metallic turtleneck bodysuits served as modern underpinnings — an interesting contrast to fine, sheer fabrics or classic tweeds. Variegated yarns — space-dyed, mélange, ombré — lent subtle color variation to an assortment of signature Missoni knits. Protection, a key theme of the season, appeared in the form of tightly wrapped shrugs that hugged the shoulders like a second skin. — Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Slim + Layered
Color: Ecru / Taupe / Tan / Caramel / Tangerine / Rusted Brown / Dark Chocolate / Dove Grey / Steel Blue / Charcoal / Teal / Turquoise / Brick Red / Flame Orange
Key Items: Metallic turtleneck bodysuit / Knit shrug / Tweed pencil skirt / Sweater dress / Patterened trousers / Fur collar coat
Materials: Signature Missoni knits /Mohair / Tweed / Haircalf / Leather / Fur
Print + Pattern: Knit patterns — flame stitch, space dye, mélange, heather + ombré effects / Stripes / Abstract organic motifs — tree bark, sedimentary swirls, layers of earth
Details + Trim: Fur collars, trims + panels / Patchwork, piecing + material mix / Embroidery / Beading
Accessories + Footwear: Skinny belts / Graphic minaudières / Leather opera gloves / Quartz pendant collars / Heavy metal earrings + bangles / Pointy toe boots + pumps
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