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The Quilting Bee

Milan…Missoni

Props to Angela Missoni for continuing to modernize and elevate her family’s design aesthetic. Against a back-projected image of blazing filaments, the models rushed by in an avalanche of quilted fabrics and patterns on the house’s signature knitwear, washed-out cropped pants, and scuffed biker boots. What worked so well was the modernized combination of classic and quirky, while still remaining mostly sophisticated and young. In what will surely not be the last sign of “recession-chic” over the next few weeks, the notion of reinvinting based on the need for necessity resulted in a runway full of patchworked styles and mismatched layers. Styling was relivitily grungy with the overlapping of checks, plaids, and houndstooths, as well as the use of distressed seams that gave a vintage feel to pants and jackets. Finally, with God always in the details, the icing on the cake was the hand-painted graffiti lining on many of the coats in order to amplify the sense of things re-purposed.

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