Missoni MFW Spring 2015
The designer was inspired by a long, lazy summer day,appropriately enough. “It begins in the morning,” she said of her color palette, gesturing at an array of models embodying a certainly rosy-fingered dawn, in sorbet shades of buttercream, peony, and mint. “It continues through the day, the colors get richer as the sun gets brighter and then fades into the sunset … ” And it did in deeper pinks and scarlet tones, though the designer noted that she had removed the black look that would have represented evening; an open-weave sweater and printed silk pant that her daughter was wearing backstage with aplomb. And, as usual, the family Missoni was its own best advertisement—Margherita’s tawny sensuality being somewhat required by the clothes in a way that the show’s casting (likely impeded by Etro, which proceeded it immediately on the schedule) could not fulfill. But the shortage of buxom bronzed bodies aside; these are the clothes that you come to Missoni for—jet-set-minded easy pieces for days that are so hot that you can’t bear the idea of zippers or buttons or much other than pulling something over your head on the way out the door—romantic, island-life clothes, with a sweater tossed over one shoulder for when the air turns brisk and those reddish tones have all run out. | via Vogue
Sportmax MFW Spring 2015
It was a relaxed affair at Sportmax this season where the house presented a collection filled with appealing solutions for summer dressing. The office saviour? A blazer, nipped waisted and elongated, and yes, one of those narrow side-slit skirts rendered in raffia with unraveling edges, who knows if it scratches and is itchy, it looked pretty terrific. The print? A blown-up, painterly gingham was a fresh take on the checked favourite (already it’s shaping up as an important spring trend) and was worked into summer shirt dresses with box sleeves. It evolved into tribal incarnations, morphing into a riff on ikat with tufted borders.
There was a relaxed ease to everything - even strapless ankle-skimming dresses which had unfinished hemlines and were twisted into tight knots at the top, they came in black and again in orange and were imbued with all the cool ease of a wrapped towel, post-dip in the pool.
There were lots of lovely clothes here this morning, all of them utterly wearable but there was a lot that was perhaps too literal. | via Vogue