Given that Angela Missoni was inspired by fairytale creatures for the Fall 2011 Missoni collection, it should perhaps come as no surprise that the collection felt very spring-like with a light color palette of pastel blues, purples, pinks, yellows, and oranges. It has also been clear that, in Emilio Pucci style, Missoni has for a few seasons now been trying to appeal to a younger demographic. Unfortunately, Angela Missoni isn’t doing it as well as Peter Dundas over at Pucci.
The brand seems to be increasingly relying on a laid-back, layered, almost messy styling, rather than focusing on bringing a new perspective to Missoni’s signature rainbow of colors and knits to widen its appeal. This is truly a shame because there were some gorgeous individual pieces in the Fall 2011 collection that were mired by off-the-mark styling.
The bohemian silhouette that’s become a signature for Missoni was out in full force this season and there was a welcome snug and cozy feel to many of the looks, notably the near floor-sweeping coats, light and loosely fitted dresses, wide pants, and of course Missoni’s chunky knits, which always hold high appeal and this season included memorable braided and degradé versions.
As for accessories, they tied into the colorful, layered lineup with biker boots, belts, and clutches all done in colored python and, in some cases, patchworked for an extra punch.
Photos: Vincenzo Grillo, IMAXtree.