Missoni Debuts Fresh, Colorful Resort 19 Collection in Milan

 

Missoni today debuted their Resort 19 Collection in Milan.

Creative Director Angela Missoni took a light, breezy approach to her new line, infusing pastel patterns with delicate textures and knits. The silhouettes are loose, free-flowing and sometimes refreshingly asymmetrical. Pops of bright greens and blues bring the looks out of matronly and into modern.

WWD reports Missoni took inspiration from the portrait book “Farm,” by Jackie Nickerson, in designing the new collection.

Bleached, knotted details as well as distinctive layering gave the show a cohesive and distinct focus. Playful linings and zigzagging patterns kept the runway feeling new and young.

 

 

Missoni Men’s Fall 18 Collection is Inspired by 80s Bohemian New York

Photography Courtesy of Missoni

Missoni Men’s F/W 18 collection is a colorful, richly textured assortment of knits, inspired by the New York City bohemian world of the early 80s. Deep greens, blues, camel, bronze, and ochre are among the rich palette of the collection, also characterized by heavy velvets and thick knits in abstract patterns. Simultaneously old-fashioned and youthful, it’s an aesthetic that feels as new as it did three decades ago.

See for yourself…

 

Missoni’s Pre-Fall 2018 Collection Is A Colorful Exploration of Textures

 

For their pre-fall 2018 collection, Missoni have put a folksy, bohemian vibe on some of their classic pieces, full of vibrant reds and candy-colored prints, draped in loose, flowing silhouettes and created using rich knits and wools.

The collection is a whimsical approach to traditional Missoni jackets and silhouettes, appearing at once youthful and ageless. Said Creative Director Angela Missoni to Vogue“I wanted to highlight the sensuality of textures and silhouettes, a touch of poetry. I’m proud of being able to dress different generations of women and proud of being inclusive. Style and passion, they have no age.”

Take a look at the collection below.

Shop the Hottest Designer Collaborations of All Time

It seems like when our favorites designers release collaborations, the good stuff is swooped up within hours. Everyone wants a piece, and rightfully so — when else are you gonna get a piece of fashion history for pennies on the usual dollar? For all the shoes and jackets we couldn’t buy then, we’ll forever have reverse buyer’s remorse… which is why we’re on a mission to find it all again now. Lucky you.

 

Alexander Wang x H&M

The Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration was one of the most hyped we’ve seen — and totally worth it. City-ready athletic wear you can and will want to wear out at night? Hell yeah, that scuba dress is perfection! Didn’t we see Rihanna in that sports bra? And come fall, you won’t want to be without that cool parka.

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JW Anderson x TOPSHOP

Designer JW Anderson’s stock has risen since this TOPSHOP collab came out in 2013. Now he’s helming Loewe, too, and the fashion world can’t get enough. That’s why this back-to-school argyle skirt and cool leather boots are must-haves. We’re scooping them up if you don’t.

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+J (Jil Sander x UNIQLO)

+J was perfect while it lasted. (We still mourn the loss.) Jil Sander’s then-ongoing collaboration with UNIQLO was everything we wanted for staples in our closet — especially the jackets.

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Missoni for Target

Legit you can’t tell the difference — might as well be real deal, main line Missoni. And this is the perfect dress for summer.

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Maison Martin Margiela x H&M

For its H&M collab, Margiela pulled out the archives and remade the highlights. These Perspex-heeled boots are quintessentially Margiela. You could wear them forever.

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Adidas x Kanye West

These Yeezy kicks are HOT. They might defy that pennies on the dollar rule, but can you put a price on love?

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Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smiths

Here we have a classic, slightly retooled by one of the chicest designers in the world.

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Marques’Almeida x H&M

Don’t you love it when the collaboration looks just like the designer stuff? The high rise ripped jeans are a staple from May to September (but you could break the rules and wear ‘em whenever). The fray on the denim jacket makes it Marques’Almeida and unique.

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Isabel Marant x H&M

A critically lauded collection full of must-haves. We’re particularly partial to the wear-anywhere chiffon dress and über-chic tuxedo jacket.

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Marni x H&M

Marni is art-mom-chic in the best possible way, and this patent leather jacket and knit has us feeling creative.

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Shop all of these looks in our curated collection on ebay.

 

11 Sweet Mother’s Day Gifts to Lavish on Mom

Just a few days until it’s time to celebrate mom — she’s done a lot for you (you know, birth, raising you, things like that,) so doting on her — whether she loves luxurious skincare or prefers to carry an ultra chic bag — is 100% required. These are the Mother’s Day gifts mom will adore.

If she’s into skincare, pick up an indulgent rose oil or freesia-infused skincare essence from Chantecaille or SK-II. Nothing’s quite as lovely as a few extra minutes of me-time for mom. For the mother who keeps a perfect home, Hammamas‘s woven towels will decorate the powder room or kitchen sink beautifully. The chic mom will love understated accessories, like a pair of cat eye frames from Linda Farrow, a military-cool bag from Valextra, or mother of pearl drop earrings from Ippolita. Veuve Clicquot‘s rose champagne fits perfectly into Mother’s Day brunch — the accompanying megaphone ice bucket lets her know you’re her biggest fan. For a daily reminder that you love her, toss one of Byredo‘s hand cream duos in her handbag, and keep one for yourself (like friendship bracelets, but Byredo). Nars‘s iconic lipstick in Dolce Vita is universally flattering. And for the mom who supports social causes, a thoughtful tee from Prink Shop supporting awareness of sex trafficking sends the right message.

Clockwise from left: Missoni crochet-knit cardigan; Chantecaille rose de mai face oil; Nars Dolce Vita sheer lipstick; Prink Shop tee; Valextra Lei cross body bag; Veuve Clicquot rose with megaphone ice bucket; Byredo hand cream duo; Ippolita mini lollipop 18 karat gold and mother of pearl earrings; Linda Farrow cat eye sunglasses; SK-II facial treatment essence; Hammamas striped woven cotton towels.

Stylebop Celebrates 10 Years with Missoni, Delfina Delettrez, Fausto Puglisi + More

Maybe I should just admit I’m getting older, but it always amazes me when a website has a decade of business and success to celebrate under their Hermès buckled belts. Take Stylebop.com, who has been giving us good fashion e-tail for 10 years, and celebrates their anniversary this May.

To mark the occasion, Stylebop’s fashion director Leila Yavari teamed up with the good folks at five covetable brands — think Golden Goose, Missoni, Ostwald Helgason, Delfina Delettrez, and Fausto Puglisi — to create a Red Carpet Capsule Collection for your purchasing pleasure. The capsule is available online starting today, so cursors/fingers/keyboards at the ready, people!

Get the goods here, and click through a slideshow of what’s on offer below:

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Trends Out of Pre Fall: The Big Eight from Chanel, Alexander Wang, Belstaff, and More

Only a month and a half out – cue panic – from the new and improved New York fashion week, we can’t help but wonder what designers will bestow upon us this coming season. If the pre fall collections are any indication of what’s to come, we’ll be seeing an inundation of fringe, plenty of pleats and lots of lace. Plaids and floral will be prominent pattern stories, as will the black and white pairings that we saw this past spring. Big volume will remain a big player. And Bermuda shorts will make an impressive comeback.

(Above) Lace Resort

Seen at: Burberry, Jason Wu, Rag & Bone

Dark, dramatic lace could be found all throughout the pre fall collections.  This season’s lace felt romantic, sensual and not in the least bit girly.

BermudaTriangleBermuda Triangle 

Seen at: ALC, Rag & Bone, Thakoon, Band of Outsiders

Reminiscent of a schoolboy uniform from private schools past, Bermuda shorts came back in a more tailored way. Rather than being oversized and slouchy they were grown up – a crisp, formal approach to the menswear trend.

BlackWhiteCompare and Contrast

Seen at: DKNY, Donna Karan, Alice & Olivia, Narciso Rodriguez

The back and white pairings that dominated spring runways came back bolder and even more graphic. The contrasting colors felt distinctly harder, tougher, and seemed to harken back to the 1960s.

CowgirlsIndiansCowgirls and Indians

Seen at: Chanel, Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Nicole Miller

Cowboy hats, boots, and fringe, oh my. Epitomized by Chanel’s show in Dallas, the cowboy trend was more apparent than ever. Fringe found itself on everything from bags to the backs of dresses and broad rimmed hats and over the knee boots.

InFullBloom In Full Bloom

Seen at: Badgley Mischka, Erdem, Alice & Olivia, Temperley London

A perennial trend, flowers bloomed bold and beautiful this fall. In pastel pink and brooding black, blooms were rendered in a dozen different ways. We loved the graphic interpretations as well as the retro inspired prints.

Plaiditude A Plaiditude

Seen at: Altuzarra, Belstaff, Rachel Comey, Thakoon

Cleaning up the grungy plaids of last fall, this season’s tartans are crisp and classic with a modern twist. Interpreted in new color combinations and shapes the plaid feels reinvigorated and new.

PleatsPleasePleats and Thanks

Seen at: ALC, Gucci, Tory Burch, Missoni

Pleated skirts in delicate swingy fabrics look simultaneously classic and fresh, especially when reinterpreted in silver metallic fabric or paired with sleek, minimal accessories.

sizemattersSize Matters

Seen at: Adam Lippes, Just Cavalli, Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler

Proving more is more. Jackets and pants in particular were given an extra dose of volume. Big, boxy structural shapes reigned supreme.

Plane Carrying Vittorio Missoni & Wife Is Missing Near Venezuela

A plane carrying Vittorio Missoni, head of the fashion house Missoni, and his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, went missing off the coast of Venezuela on Friday morning.

Missoni, his wife, and friends were vacationing on a resort in the Los Roques islands over Christmas and New Year’s, reports the New York Times, which is a popular tourist destination for Europeans.  Their plane vanished following a fishing trip as it headed back to the airport in Caracas, only a half-hour away. The Missoni family was contacted by the Venezualan consulate about the missing plane and a search-and-rescue is currently taking place, including a naval search

The UK’sTelegraph reports that a conspiracy theory is circulating that the plane may have been intercepted by Colombian drug smugglers. 

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Your Day 2 Round-Up of Milan Men’s Fashion Week

At day two of Milan’s men’s fashion week, Tomas Meier showed off his knack for constructing that perfectly tailored leather jacket at Bottega Veneta‘s early morning show. Black and midnight blue reigned supreme at Emporio Armani‘s modern cool event, where models sauntered down the runway in luxury cloaks with fedoras, sleek modern leather coats, and impeccable silk suits. Ermanno Scervino was all about argyle, intricate and chunky knitwear, paired with simple gray and blue blazers.

When it comes to smart, luxurious dressing, Salvatore Ferragamo‘s creative director, Massimiliano Giornetti, continues to prove that he is one of the best. Precisely fitted wool double-breasted suits, subtly ombré polished shoes, elegant winter coats in auburn, ash, and a gray, had a classic yet sophisticated ease. A double-breasted gray Astrakhan coat and a pair of merlot-hued velvet dinner jackets with piping turned a few heads, for sure. The new Ferragamo man doesn’t need to flaunt his affluence with flash. He’s too busy to, anyway.

Vivienne Westwood (pictured, top) got political, with a David Attenborough-inspired collection called The Frozen Planet. "If our leaders would admit the fact of climate change and conduct their polices from that perspective, then we might have a chance. We have ten years at the most to stop it," Dame Westwood stated, in an urgent message on the global warming crisis. Models donned iced-over beards and hair wearing a range of plaid, strip and tartan wool suits, patchwork, bright colors, and asymmetrical tops in blue, forest greens, and heather. The label also announced that it has collaborated with sustainable tee-shirt manufacturer ANVIL, to create a limited edition of shirts for men’s week, available on YOOX.com to support GreenUp! 

Missoni had a young and contemporary interpretation of its iconic knitwear, while Trussardi went ’70s glam, replete with flared proportions, wide lapels, and a funky color scheme. Miuccia Prada spun up some fanciful military chic on her star-studded runway in Via Fogazzaro. But with names like Émile Hirsch, Willem Dafoe, Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody traipsing down the red catwalk, who could focus on those tremendous clothes? Thom Browne‘s Moncler Gamme Bleu looked like ski astronauts exploring some blizzard-doomed tundra, and Italo Zucchelli incorporated exotic leathers and croc into Calvin Klein Collection’s über-modernistic DNA.

But some of the top picks from the second day of shows came by way of footwear. From designers Cesare Paciotti to Alberto Moretti, and Swiss label Bally, all presented a variety of winners. Giuliano Fujiwara re-worked brogues boots in sturdy nubuck with rubber soles and colorful techno embellishments. Arfango’s Alberto Moretti relied on high-glam and artisanal craftsmanship for his winter 2013 collection. A series of loafers and ankle boots were adorned with either Swarovski crystals, velvet detailing, or metallic studs, which should give the intrepid dapper man some great evening options.

Bally co-directors Micheal Herz and Graeme Fidler whipped up some stupendous calf skin moccasins in primary colors and waxed/water-proof suede boots. A Bally emblem bag in toffee-brown leather and the signature Scribe collection screamed urbane working man. Bally also introduced a prototype interactive display system that will be installed in select boutiques, enabling shoppers to custom-design their dream footwear. The label’s ready-to-wear options had some awesome quilted outwear, which we inspected over a refreshing glass of, what else, Prosecco.

Last but not least was Cesare Paciotti‘s ever-growing shoe empire. After successfully launching the Steve McQueen-inspired Madison 380 NYC line, composed of understated classic options, the brand is expanding from suede to patent leather and shoes with a bit more edge. The best boots seen so far can be found here: Fur-lined industrial leather stivali, with Paciotti dagger insignia and exposed zippers and studs that were very of the moment, a bit indulgent, but rugged.

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Anna Dello Russo at the Ferragamo show.