It's a knit season and individuality has never been such a driving force in fashion. Put those two factors together and Missoni is perfectly poised to win the hearts of eclectic shoppers. Angela Missoni's talent for joining multicolored pattern and modern woman styling is the thread that runs exuberantly through this collection. She knits in references to artistic and folkloric cultures from all over the worldPeruvian stripes, a touch of the Tyrol, hints of Morocco and for a historical touch some right-on-trend art nouveau butterfly markings.
Missoni's knack is making this melee of stripes, zigzags, swirls and fringe into appealing urban clothing. There's a vertically striped multicolor ribbed dress suspended on straps and matched with a long scarf, a knit coat patterned like a swirly carpet, a djellaba cardigan with a zip front. Loopy yarn is made into a stole, while wooly South American-style fringing was a new note for one of the season's recurring themes. Pulled together with the soft browns, purples, greens and oranges of the moment and some great bags, Missoni is full of treasures for fashion's individualists to pick through and make their own.