May 29, 2014 New York
Angela Missoni tapped into the laid-back vibe of reggae culture for her M Missoni Resort offering. The Jamaican flag supplied the collection's vibrant color compositions. Easy silhouettes, like apron-style frocks and tops, were cut in madras plaids traditional to the Caribbean. Those loose-fitting checked pieces will be too relaxed for some, but there were plenty of body-con touches elsewhere. We're thinking specifically of a clingy crocheted dress featuring feminine ruffles, which was striped in the colors of the country's flag. Paired with raffia-soled Vans, it played to the brand's knitwear strengths. Ditto went for a thick-ribbed number that was reminiscent of old-school basketball jerseys. Missoni and her team continued to push innovative fabrications with a series of indigo looks including a cute shorts suit, which was cut from a woven denim that was washed, fringed, and then patchworked together. Finished off with novelty accessories such as artisanal drum bags and basketweave wedges, the new lineup had a persuasive, vital energy.