Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Maybe it was the Olympics that got Angela Missoni thinking about sports. Her spring collection was scattered with references to competitive swimming. There were obvious ones, such as full-coverage one-piece swimsuits and goggles, but the inspiration was also felt in more subtle ways. Racer necklines and contrast trim hinted at swimwear influences without being overly referential. Rather than being cooped up at the indoor pool, Missoni’s swimmers seemed to prefer the beach. Tonal green paillettes and embroidery recalled the moss found on beach rocks, glittering tiny sequins evoked the glint of the sun off the water, and orange ombré patterns seemed to represent a dramatic seaside sunset. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Tent / A-line / Oversized top
Color: Peach / Pumpkin / Burnt orange / Papaya / Moss / Sea green / Bright green / Watery blue / Pale blue / Black / White
Key Items: Knit tunic / Tank dresses / One-piece swimsuits / Tent dresses
Materials: Extra-fine-gauge yarns for engineered knits / Chiffon / Organza / Silk-backed knits for tailored pieces / Lace
Print + Pattern: Ombré / Abstract geometrics / Stripes / Small zig-zags
Details + Trim: Racer necklines / Contrast trim / Paillettes / Embroidery / Crystal appliqués / Layering
Accessories + Footwear: Goggles / Visors / Crystal beaded chokers and cuffs / Cross-body duffels / Patterned frame clutches / Ankle-strap sandals / Ankle-strap pumps
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