Yesterday I had the privilege to meet designer Angela Missoni, who came directly from Milan just for an exclusive presentation of her SS12 collection, ‘Sunrise Birds’.
In a lunch/cocktail, clients and fashionistas enjoyed a great time at the Sloane Street boutique with the Missoni team, that together, offered delicious food and drinks as they tempted guests with my favourite Missoni’s collection so far.
Inspired in the Spanish flamenco, the sexy swinging fringes on the pieces, particularly on the shawls, send you to a stage full of Spaniards dancing the so popular Sevillanas, playing the Spanish guitar and saying out loud OLE! However, at the same time the collection sends you to the Mediterranean, immersed in sexy swimsuits, shorts and dresses made by gorgeous richly crafted textures. And the shoes… oh gosh, the wedges!
Every piece looks carefully made with asymmetric cuts, alterning stunning colours in a collection of its iconic signature knits, rainbows, see-through pieces, slipped-shoulders, open waves, ruffles, prints, fringes, patterns and laces. It highlights women’s sensuality but keeps Missoni’s classic pattern, it just adds a fun modernism and a Spanish soul.
As Angela told me she has only travel from Milan to London for that event, she also looked pleased with the great feedback SS12 had, seeing guests’ excitement with the collection, which as it arrived, it also ran out. Ladies were stepping out the store with their exclusive orange bag. And yes, what an enchanting lady Angela is and thanks Missoni for a great lunch time!