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THE COZY PROFESSOR
Milan: For F/W 12, Angela Missoni offered up a fresh crop of her family’s signature knits in a collection inspired by an eccentric British professor. Putting a new spin on traditional English garb like parkas, toggle coats, argyle sweaters, patchwork vests worn by Dorset farmers, and smoking jackets favored by aristocrats, the show perfectly married Italian and Anglo influences.  The multiple layers and fabric mixes were further accentuated in a rich, Earthen color palette, and marled yarns that added dimension. A subtle hint of the great outdoors in the way of printed puffer vests, belted cardi-coats and Fair Isle motifs added just the right amount of rugged masculinity for a collection focused on wearable luxury.  —Michael Fisher

Color: Orange / Olive / Grey / Purple / Taupe / Mid-blue

Key Items: Unconstructed knit blazers / Knit pants / Fair Isle sweaters / Double-breasted suits / Cropped toggle coat / Belted cardigans / Plaid blazers / Puffer vests / Cable knit intarsia sweaters / Shawl collar sweaters / Five-pocket corduroy pants / Long-sleeve polos / Hooded windbreakers

Materials: Boiled wool / Jersey / “Missoni knits” / Nylon / Pinwale corduroy

Details + Trim: Pieced construction / Toggles / Self-belts / Contrast collars on knits / Patch pockets / Updated scoop neck on sweaters / Lamé finishings on footwear

Accessories + Footwear: Wide brim felt hats / Lug sole loafers and boots / Missoni x Converse Auckland Racer shoes in space-dyed wool

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