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Missoni layers up for next fall and winter, ideal knitwear seasons

01/15/2012 07:24 EST | Updated 03/16/2012 05:12 EDT
MILAN - Fall and winter are prime Missoni seasons, crying out for knitwear, knitwear, knitwear.

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.

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