Missoni debuts its Men’s S/S 2017 Pre-Collection; a forceful assortment that encapsulates the dramatic odyssey of light, its reflections and refractions, as it traces the transformation of the Japanese landscape from the natural to the industrial—for a mood that is both dynamic and nonchalant.
Cashmere, cashmere-silk blends, lightweight wools and shetland wools have been knitted into plaited, honeycomb and quilted stitches of dégradé stripes, multicolored intarsia patterns, speckled mélanges and patchworks to create graphic textures of visual and tactile juxtapositions that mimic the multifaceted environments that surround us.
Colors are intensely vivid and their combinations handsomely restrained for an almost chiaroscuro effect, creating a discerning balance between light and dark. Derived from nature and intensified by their contrast to the stark neutrality of bleak urban infrastructures, this season is an evocative collage of liquid petrol blue, navy and cobalt with bursts of sango iro coral; black peony, Japanese maple red and camel with bursts of chrysanthemum yellow and nori green, lead grey and black with bursts of bright moss green.
Layerings of loose silhouettes and soft shapes define a put-together look that is effortless, casual and self-possessed. Sartorial loom knits are dressed down with untucked monochromatic and patterned shirts under chunky cable-knit jumpers or substituted by indigo fatigue pants and cashmere space-dye cardigans. These relaxed looks are completed with over-shirts, bombers, classic reversible down jackets, gilets, field jackets, five-pocket jeans, nylon cycling capes and M65 parkas with detachable nylon liners. As a suggestive nod to the Japanese-denim enthusiast, Missoni has created an exclusive denim that has been wefted with our characteristic space-dye yarns on shuttle looms.
An extension to this first Men’s Pre-Collection, Missoni also presents its Men’s Beachwear Collection that is saturated in classic and iconic Missoni references: chevrons, space-dyes and patchworks are abound in prints and finishings for t-shirts, polos, windbreakers and swimsuits.