Missoni AW17 presented once again the femininity of our times, prepared to confront the conflicts and dilemmas of our contemporary society: the conditions, needs and rights of all women and all minorities.
A trans-generational urban femininity, flattering silhouettes with Forties influence – smoked tea dresses and in dusky rose or ice blue. Equally, the use of sheer dotted black tight gave an underlying bolt of Eighties glamour.
A femininity that finds representation in Monte Rosa: the solidity of the mountain and the softness of its pinkish hues, a morning inspiration to Angela Missoni’s tireless quest to define Missoni’s style as its creative director.
Resilient “fil rose” emerges in a collection of interactions and counterpoints, where the negative and the positive co-exist.
Knitwear fuses partially-knitted motifs with others in opposing relief.
Pierced, transparent and light as lace.
Heavier warm and voluminous patterns in wool, mohair, towel stitchings or bouclé wools come to life in the variegated designs of monochromatic and multicolored pieces.
Pairings and overlaps of stripes, checks, lamé melanges, pure white and lively hues; from yellow to orange, from turquoise to violet and red.
Missoni’s put-together approach for AW 2017 translates into a free combination of sophisticated macro-ribbed and pleated textures that create an almost kinetic movement through the use of and the polychromes of abstract paintings; executions and techniques that neither repeat themselves nor cross over into different pieces.
Each individual garment—from long, narrow single-breasted coats to snug or oversized pullovers; from long, loose-fitting cardigans to short, boxy blazers; from linear dresses to straight skirts and ribbed trousers; long, sleeveless evening wear to maxi sweaters worked by hand—becomes a demonstration of both art and craftsmanship.
A statement on the versatility and permutability of a fashion that designs and redesigns itself on the body of each individual woman; exalting her personal uniqueness and style.
Accentuating the refinement of each look, Missoni presented elegant elongated, pointed-toe kitten heels in calfskin or suede, single-tone knit stockings, and multicolored stone necklaces with silver and aluminium hook closures reminiscent of archeological findings.
A luxurious version of the ‘pussy power’ beanies worn at the women’s march in January were on every seat. so it’s safe to say that the pussyhat, spotted at Missoni’s catwalk on Gigi Hadid amongst others, has officialy made it to the runway, and wasn’t just worn by the models.
Each model sported the hat for the finale, with Missoni herself taking to the catwalk to call for the audience to join her in a public display of unity for all human rights giving a new meaning to the cute pussyhat, making it more that just an accessory.