It began with patchwork leather trousers, a quilt of natural hides and caramel suedes worn with a fox fur collared tweed coat cinched with the tiniest belt. Thus the tone was set, Milan’s resident hippie haus, that is to say, its reigning label of bohemian chic, relaxed day dressing, and, of course, stunning knitwear, and for Autumn/Winter 2012, it was to be Missoni au naturale.
Inspired by nature, the collection was wrought with rich winter warmers in luxe, deep autumnal hues (as has been the trend here for colour palettes, for Fall 2012, the deeper, the better), the natural neutrals and browns were piled texture upon texture, layer upon layer. Raw cut fox pelt stoles cinched and worn almost as gilets and brimmed piecemeal fur hats gave the collection a sort of chic cave-woman circa 1977 kind of feel.
The house’s legendary knits manifested themselves in body suits, trousers, jackets, jumpers and more. If you can dream it, Angela Missoni can knit it. Pretty pastels carrying on from the last season worked their way in amongst the natural palette, but with a sun-faded quality before fading to shades of grey interspersed with ruby reds for the finale.
Wet-look hair brushed back off the face finished the looks
Fur, latex & of course knits!
Chic cavewoman circa 1977
The colour palette echoed nature on an autumn day