IF we leave it up to Missoni, we’ll stay warm in techni-coloured knits next AW19. The Italian fashion house stayed true to its legacy: knits – and a lot of them – in funky colours and prints. For men and women alike in this mixed runway show.
Opening the show was a brightly coloured coat, belted with what looked like a knitted scarf, is this the sustainable way forward? A baby blue cardigan was morphed into a scarf-cape, theatrically sweeping over the floor, peeping through were some aquamarine shimmery trousers, adding that – not that is was necessary – touch of drama.
Autumnal hues were interlaced with bright dashes of yellow, orange and turquoise as a second techni-coloured – one of many to follow – made its way down the runway.
The Italian label played around with stripes keeping it interesting with faded prints, diagonal designs, and chevron patterns. Elevating the collection to elegant eveningwear was a shimmering midnight-blue loose-fitting jumpsuit making all our ethereal sparkling dreams come true.
That slither of sparkle continued throughout the collection, be it in elegant elbow-length gloves or thigh-high socks.
Contrasting the warm red hues, was a range of blue looks. Models were dressed head to toe in ombré blue looks, epitomized by a jumper featuring thick bands in different hues of blue. And with that catapulting us into a parade of colour-blocked looks and cold-shoulder cuts only to result in a whirlwind of prints.
Monochrome came out to play as well, offering some more muted down looks but by no means kicking it down a notch as psychedelic prints were scattered across the knit garments.
Last but not least there were the incredible Missoni knit beanies, executed in a variety of colours and sporting a thick rim.
A collection of techni-coloured jackets that even give Joseph a run for his money.
by Lupe Baeyens