A clash of cultures and times provided the backdrop to the super-eclectic and major mash-up happening at Missoni for Autumn/Winter 2018. Zig-zagging across a waterlogged runway, cue a riot of print with a distinctly late '70s/early '80s vibe, all imbued with that quintessential Missoni positivity and energy, playing strong to the house codes, but for this season with a distinctly different vision and attitude.
Mixing men and women for the second season, for women, long, louche silhouettes – draped, layered and scarved, of course – cascaded down the runway, a standout belted coat in a patchwork of archive fabrics, then kaleidoscopic stripes, fringing, splashes of sequins and even a little leopard print; all serving to demonstrate Angela Missoni's unique balance of nostalgia and relevance, much-needed in today’s easily distracted and often flighty market. A cacophony of textures in a jumble of layers, handled masterfully by Missoni, worked into those '70s folkloric vibes, while on the more glamorous side, sparkling lurex maxi dresses atop T-shirts gave a Studio 54 edge for evening. Managing to take the house DNA and transport it to different times and climes, with unparalleled flair and vibrancy, Missoni offered up a vivacious, eclectic wardrobe for the world citizen in all of us.