February 21, 2000
It's a good fashion moment for Missoni. Prints and sophistication--both buzzwords for Fallare the concepts upon which this well-known Italian fashion house was founded. Missoni's ideal of visualand visibleelegance came alive on the runway with considerable zeal. Capitalizing on the current branding craze, Missoni used a zigzag "M" pattern as an oversize, tongue-firmly-in-cheek logo. There was also an emphasis on eclectic mixing and matching: beaded trousers, Lurex knits, liquid satins and comfy tweeds all came together in an extravagant potpourri of texture and color. How to top off the rich look? With sheared-fur bomber jackets, gold tights and matching shoes and bags.