Missoni 2014 Spring and Summer collection
Missoni launched during the Milano Moda Donna fashion week, their 2014 Spring and Summer collection.
It hasn’t been an easy year for the Italian fashion house after the plane that was carrying the 58-year old Vittorio Missoni and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni went missing off the Venezuela coast on January 4, 2013 only to have the wreckage found six months later near Key Carenero.
The Italian luxury brand rallied, and despite the tragic loss were still able to honor their fashion commitments when they presented their 2013 – 2014 Fall and Winter collection last February, and now in a Milan that still misses and remembers with fondness the charismatic Vittorio, they presented their 2014 Spring and Summer collection.
The new collection was inspired by the four elements – water, earth, fire and air, and the color palette was not only black and white, but also hues that ranged from orange, pink, purple, turquoise to electric blue.
The recurrent theme in the collection was the sea set against a white sky and black silhouettes of gulls flying in the air – as if Angela Missoni was thinking of the final hours of her brother’s life –and several garments featured the ocean and seagull motif, like a silk crepe one shouldered dress, but it was also seen on a midi skirt, a wide necked blouse and a sleeveless top.
The cult garment of the collection was no doubt the sarong style skirts, that were slim cut and below the knee, and keeping with the bohemian chic style of Missoni, there were also flowing kaftans.
There were cropped waist jackets, oversize gauzy T-shirts, knee length duster-cardigans fastened with metallic knots and dresses with asymmetrical hems and drapes and folded high knit band necklines.
The pants were cinched at the ankle, and the fabrics were either lace or allover prints on silk, cotton and soft nappa leather.