Angela Missoni caught a wave with her surfing boys for Fall. They inspired some very appealing clothing. And the wave clearly hasn't crested because she joined them again for Spring, following her surfers to North Africa, where Missoni met the Maghreb. It was a perfectly compatible culture clash. Berber stripes and Missoni chevrons were made for each other, and together, colored in shades of sea, sand, and souk, they were made for summer.
Angela nipped a little from both cultures. Elongated, hooded pieces suggested djellabas, zipped vests borrowed from wet suits. The stars of the show were the Missoni knits, which seem capable of subtly co-opting every color and pattern the Missoni elves care to weave into them. (The nomad carpet designs were a striking addition this season.) They just get better. But what also stood out were the exotically printed silk shirts and the gingham suits and coats in a dégradé gingham knit. Tailoring has been a bit of an issue for Missoni in the past, erring on the overly languid side, but these pieces were firmer, more flattering. A shout-out to the woven suede slip-ons, too.