Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Layering is a perfect outlet for Missoni as their iconic dimensional knitwear makes an even greater impact when piled on with abandon. Pre-Fall served as a platform for cozy combinations of slim intarsia knit turtlenecks, long patterned vests, draped coats and clingy pencil skirts. Without the tonal color combinations, such as plum and lavender or saffron and pumpkin, the traditional Missoni pattern mashup could have been hallucinatory, but a smart palette and sharp silhouettes avoided sensory overload. Fur trim and a sprinkling of sequins upped the luxury quotient, also stopping short of overbearing embellishment. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Long / Body conscious / Slim
Color: Plum / Lavender / Chocolate / Pumpkin / Wheat / Gold / Black / Peach
Key Items: Space dye turtlenecks / Draped coats / Long fur trimmed vests / V-neck sweaters / Paneled pencil skirts / Matched set pantsuits / Capes / Elongated cardigans / Body conscious knit dresses
Materials: Intarsia knits / Space dye knits / Fur / Leather / Cashmere knits / Wool
Print + Pattern: Stripes / Geometrics / Florals / Chevron patterns
Details + Trim: Hoods / Fur trim / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Knee-high socks / Wide belts / Folded clutches / Patterned ankle boots / Metallic ankle boots / Satchel bags / Oversize totes
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