Missoni's menswear looks for the next winter, previewed Sunday during Milan Fashion Week, provide lots of excuses to layer.
Start with a fine-knit pullover, add one cardigan, oh, and why not another, then a felt wool parka for extra warmth. Or a cardigan over a hooded windbreaker. Then consider perhaps a high-collared cardigan under a shawl collared cardigan. There is seemingly no end to the possibilities.
Angela Missoni didn't shy away from patterns in her trousers, offering tartan micro plaid wool pants for a busier look. For a quieter one, there were slim-fitting corduroy pants, mostly in dark colours like chestnut, plum or burgundy, reflecting the overall sober palate.
The collection featured outerwear of every stripe: duffle coats, bomber jackets, biker jackets, hunting parkas, and even puffy down jackets.
Missoni threw in some fun touches, finishing off outfits with large billed caps providing a whimsical silhouette, and necklaces of small crochet circles that integrate with the crew neckline.
Footwear featured leather ankle-height boots or fringed moccasins with sturdy soles, or woollen knit sneakers in the trademark Missoni zigzag.