Missoni’s iconic zig-zag stripes make a bold return in the brand’s latest collections for both men and women.

Suggestions, silhouettes and inspirations introduced for summer and amplified, creating a bridge between seasons are featured in the women’s pre-autumn pieces – a prelude to the upcoming winter show.

Like two worlds meeting and merging in a play of cross-pollinations, a typically Milanese bourgeois elegance mixes with a cool spirit which, vibrating with street suggestions, recalls New York in the 1990s, a creative hub for the rise of new styles and trends. The differences between these two, apparently distant, worlds disappear, giving life to a look transcending the concept of time and space.

Creative Director Alberto Caliri demonstrates a concrete femininity, ageless and stylish. Relaxed and soft volumes are combined with more fitted silhouettes, for an imperfect balance, reflecting the needs of today’s women.

Warm, cosy knitted coats find their place next to cropped bombers. Cigarette pants are juxtaposed to cargo-inspired styles, crafted from soft and precious fabrics. Laminated jeans are enriched with raschel inserts, while leather shines with a glossy finishing.

The world of art, which has always been a great source of inspiration for Missoni, deeply influenced the brand’s men’s collection for the autumn-winter 2022 season. In particular, informal abstract art, a movement that developed in Italy during the 1940s served as a starting point not only for the distinctive graphics characterising the collection, but also for the colour palette and the highly tactile textures.

Focused on neutral and timeless shades of gray and blue, combined with vibrant touches of bright tones, such as red, yellow, orange and green, the collection offers a realistic wardrobe designed for men with a dynamic lifestyle, who don’t want to renounce elegance and comfort. The style is openly informal, with effortless versatile pieces to combine with spontaneity. In keeping with the brand’s tradition, knitwear steals the spotlight. Timeless icons, such as the zigzag and the rashes, find space next to new jacquards featuring abstract motifs with an impactful graphic appeal.

A novelty of this season, the Mountain Calling capsule combines a mountain inspiration with the brand’s lively and colorful aesthetic in a selection of sweaters, sweatshirts and T-shirts. ✤