For AW08, Angela Missoni has taken over menswear designing duties from her brother Luca and created a collection which has a much more mature man in mind. That man is her father, Ottavio who founded the fashion house with his wife Rosita (after meeting her at the 1948 Olympic games in London, where he was competing as a swimmer, fact fans).
Unfortunately it seems as though her father might have been shaped like a tombstone on legs as all the models look as wide as they are tall. This is what happens when you tuck a bulky jumper into the waistband of your trousers.
If you can get past that fact, there’s plenty of good stuff beneath
oblong surface. I’m particularly loving the hexagonal fractal pattern
which adorns much of the new collection including the lovely week-end
bag in the pics above. Also the prevalence of shawl necks is no bad
The general air is of 1940s debonair gent, which I’m sure is exactly
what Ottavio Missoni was. It also reminds me of my ultimate style icon:
Hubbell Gardner from The Way We Were. Gotta love that. Clicking on the
above photo may make the 40s seem closer than they are.
[Images via Catwalking]