Friday, May 27, 2011

Missoni autumn winter collection 2011 at Milan Fashion Week

Missoni autumn winter collection 2011 at Milan Fashion Week

Missoni autumn winter collection 2011 at Milan Fashion Week – Missoni autumn winter fashion trends for Women 2011: Angela Missoni’s father, Tai Missoni, who founded the famous Italian family knitwear label with his wife Rosita in 1953, proudly led his daughter onto the catwalk after a ‘fairytale’ collection at Milan Fashion Week today.‘Fairytale’ is the appropriate word, for this was a collection in which magic and fantasy met with high-tech brilliance in the sweetest of marriages

Angela Missoni, who took over the design reins in 1996, was inspired by what she called “enchanted and enchanting fairies” who appear “very real” thanks to human ingenuity with volume, cut, fabric, yarns and accessories.

The models appeared to drift down the catwalk in ice-cream coloured tweeds and florals, with coordinating biker boots in patch-worked snakeskin and suede.

The silhouette was loose and long, mixing maxi-skirts and dresses with oversized men’s sweaters and floor-grazing riding-coats; or pretty, lace-knitwear with baggy, low-slung trousers and shorts.

Pink elephants and floral bouquets were embroidered on silk-velvet and chiffon maxis, worn with pastel-stripe, knitted mink vests. Tweeds were blanket-checked in candy colours. And zig-zag and floral intarsia knits – Missoni signatures – came shadow-dyed in shades of mint, raspberry, lilac and strawberry, or threaded with ribbons, and teamed with embroidered, feather-skirts.

The sotto-voce palette was burnished with occasional sparks of sherbet orange and bright pink, and shimmering, lamé yarns added a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ like mood to the collection.