Missoni

Winter 2013

READY TO SLIP INTO THE DAY – Loves fashion and life without constraints or rigid schemes. Freedom, naturalness, comfort define her elegance. She is a contemporary sophisticate taking on the day and confronting her time dressed in ethereal slippery outfits. Open forms, informally and sensually accompanying her quick pace. As soft and warm as pashminas.

Held by ribbons, her coats are long, wide and comfortable like dressing gowns to be fastened and unfastened in motion. While soft sweaters, tank tops, pants and dresses evoke jumpsuits or slip-dresses, languidly slipping on her body and revealing unexpected open cuts, high slits, flashes of flesh.

The outerwear winks to underwear and loungewear, in a Missoni Winter 2013 that makes co-exist very clear, pearly, frosty tones, from white to pink to gray, with more settle shades of gray cement, aluminum, steel or black. Including small pattern motifs that slope to the solid. Knits illuminated by colorful angora grafts or by allover embroidery of small sequins. Joyful flashes of coral, lapis or chrysoprase of unrestrained, floating satin of lining coming out from long cardigans and coats to create seducing dynamic effects. Luxurious blend of cashmere fabric and cashmere knitting, alpaca and mink, beaver and calfskin. Stockings and dresses as collages of tiles, textures, transparencies.

Refined and innovative in materials, manufacturing, conception of cuts, constructions, finishes, the wardrobe is completed by bootie-shoes in suede, pony and nylon net. Or otherwise with protective boots in padded leather cut above or below the knee. Created in a range of pearly shades, they are lit by the black of sole and quilted stitching of large squares underlining their design.

Double handled bags are rounded very soft carry-all. Or in smaller square shape. In nappa leather, suede or nubuck with an iconic zigzag embroidery they interact with jewel clutches in pleated lamé.

Mariuccia Casadio