The Missoni Men’s Summer 2013 collection takes its influence from a traveller absorbing foreign and regional cultures together. This collection includes safari jackets, field jackets, bombers and two button blazers in knit and printed nylons that are combined with tropical weight sandblasted drill. These classic items that form a base for a contemporary and modern men’s wardrobe are further enhanced by the Missoni heritage knits.
The characteristic polo shirts, henleys, pulls and cardigans are inspired by the marriage and reworking of ethnic textiles from South East Asia, that are then amalgamated with traditional menswear reference such as border stripes, herringbones and hounds tooth.
The idea of a traveller collecting precious souvenirs and talismans throughout his journey is evident in this collection. A traditional cardigan transforms into a Missoni inspired wrap tunic. Traditional safari trousers or shorts are recreated in exclusive Missoni loom knits and rich jacquards. Or a classic desert boot or acquasock is further embellished with embroidery.
The use of noble fibres features heavily in this new collection ranging from iridescent linens to cashmere silks, that are further amplified by cotton crepes, light summer wools and elasticated cottons.
The distinctive use of colour resonates across the collection where classic men’s colours such as sand, dark olive and ink are used to create different gradient techniques, that are then further enhanced with vivid accents such as bright coral, poppy red, saffron and bright emerald green.
The use of unique Missoni knits are used once again to create special additions of the Converse Auckland Racer to complement this classic and contemporary Missoni men’s wardrobe.