The Missoni catwalk was laid out with chevrons of sand. When the models walked through them, they stirred up glittering shards of what looked like green glass. It was a striking visual counterpoint to clothes that told the story of young explorers in exotic and unpredictable environments. Given the soundtrack, the desert boots, and the shades of sand, sea, and sunset, North Africa might have seemed the obvious destination, but Angela Missoni said it was Southeast Asia that inspired the crystal embroideries and the jacquards.

Given that its rep rests on the outer limits of knitwear, the hit that Missoni has scored with its tailoring meant that the suit made its presence felt in this collection. Those reminders of city life were softened and subverted with subtle color, but it was still the airy, sun-faded souvenirs of life on the road that truly captured the imagination. You sometimes get the feeling that Angela piles things on just for the sake of proving to you how light a knit can be. A cardigan, a waistcoat, a polo sat together like they were so much gauze.