December 17, 2009
Revisiting the formula that made successes of her last two runway shows, Angela Missoni layered on the knits for pre-fall. In February, the look was Nanook of the North; at the Spring show in September, it was rave girls on an Ibiza beach. Here, the effect was still bohemian but decidedly more urbane. Yes, there might be five, six, or seven components to an outfit, but this time around at least one of them is likely to be a smart oversize trench or a softly structured knit boyfriend blazer. Multitasking pieces like ribbed leggings with extra-wide waistbands—wear it up and it's a strapless jumpsuit, down and it's a miniskirt—added to the real-world appeal. But perhaps the collection's most persuasive selling point will be its gorgeous palette of warm honey tones with hints of versatile, wear-with-anything black.