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Missoni

SOFT SAFARI
Milan:
Angela Missoni too felt the zeitgeist’s taste for exoticism and Eastern or African prints and patterns. Her collection was heavy on safari jackets, not to mention safari-appropriate colors, with hues that ranged from khaki all the way to an earthy shade of red rock. Soft knit suiting looked sophisticated, while remaining comfortable, and sumptuous knits turned the traditionally rugged safari jacket into a softer something that might be worn around a lake house camp fire just as easily as under a dry Namibian moon. Occasional kaftan-length shirts peaked out beneath sweaters or suit coats, hinting at unification between West and East. Missoni’s adventure did not end in the sand, however, as the conclusion of the show saw an explosion of colors, including sea foam greens and ocean blues that seamed to promise cool waters just over the hill, perhaps only a mirage. A black safari suit punctuated the show’s finale, firmly demarcating the end line for this safari, just as it hinted at a blank slate for future exploration by Ms. Missoni and family.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Languid smart

Color: Khaki / Taupe / Sand / Putty / Bark / Sea foam / Mustard / Summer melon / Olive / Red rock / Slate / Ocean blue / Black

Key Items: Safari jackets – in knits or chino / Printed gas station jackets / Knit suits

Materials: Wool knits / Chino / Cotton wovens

Print + Pattern: Patented Missoni zig-zags / Persian-style florals / Stripes / Tribal diamond prints / Andean chevron patterns

Details + Trim: Metallic floral appliqués / Drawstrings / Fringe

Accessories + Footwear: Desert boots / Missoni x Converse Auckland Racer sneakers / Fringed shoulder bags / Ottoman diamond pattern carpet bags

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