Editing by Jose Morales
Varese, Italy – The new Missoni Resort 2020 collection, Urban Safari, draws inspiration from icons of the ’70s, including Elsa Peretti and Lauren Hutton. The adventurous but sophisticated looks are designed and crafted with the fearless woman in mind: a free-spirited, conquering explorer who is influenced by the exotic locations she has traveled to, and the experiences she has lived. Experiences that now help her survive and strive in a concrete, urban jungle.
The collection flawlessly blends equatorial, tropical motifs with the essential staples of a city wardrobe. The traditional and memorable codes of the Missoni brand are reimagined into experimental designs, ruled by free silhouettes, and fascinating patterns. The innovative Missoni camouflage print plays a significant role in this collection, together with zebra motifs, leopard spots, and multicolor foliage.
Shirts are the main staple of this resort collection: from bowling styles to fitted silhouettes, and other more standard choices crafted with knitted details. High-waisted pants and skirt pants are a perfect pair to these tops.
The Jacquard mini dresses can also be worn as vests on flowing maxi dresses. Micro aviator jackets give the collection a masculine touch, and classic tuxedos are artfully knitted with metallic accents. Mini bags, leather sandals, and maxi intarsia cardigans provide an artisanal touch. Handmade pendants are decorated with tribal motifs designs and the zodiac signs, bringing about memories of a past, unforgettable journey, and a bit of the mystical and mysterious. – GM