Things move quicker in the world of Missoni than you’d think. From a men’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection inspired by the free-spiritedness of surfer culture to a women’s collection, which most of all felt quite modernist, the house seems to go with whatever creative flow the wind takes it in. There’s nothing Angela Missoni can’t do with a knit kit, and if anything the fluffy coats with geometrical motifs, which very much ruled the collection, proved this. Indeed, Missoni had the big gestures out, from the boldness of said patterns to the oversize shapes of certain more mannish outerwear pieces, but the collection could easily have taken a heavier dosage of action. The craftsmanship that goes into each Missoni garment is impressive, but in a large-scale fashion show it’s as if it needs an extra element of creative direction to do this craftsmanship justice. The incredible knits were flawless, but as a specialist house Missoni could do with a bit of refreshed ingenuity of the kind that Fendi – another specialist house in the same boat – does so well.
There’s nothing Angela Missoni can’t do with a knit kit, and if anything the fluffy coats with geometrical motifs, which very much ruled the collection, proved this.