December 21, 2008
Mining the house archives, Angela Missoni zeroed in on—what else?—knitwear, and there wasn't a simple twinset in the bunch. Instead, she whipped the signature flames and zigzags into crisscross dresses topping fine-gauge turtlenecks; matching sweaters and minis; and enough ponchos to outfit half of Argentina—all worn with matching leggings. The collection's prints followed a more-is-more ethos as well, alternately evoking the Art Deco era or sixties pop. For evening, the designer added fringe and a little bit of sparkle. The cumulative effect was dizzying, but cozy nonetheless.