MILAN - A pair of 3D glasses or a kaleidoscope might go well with Missoni's collection for next summer.
Designer Angela Missoni took a form-fitting knit tube dress in the label's trademark patterns and placed overtop a sheer organza trapeze dress, in black or white. The combination created a veiled effect that seemed from another dimension — or perhaps, another planet.
Missoni said next summer's look, previewed Sunday during Milan Fashion Week, belonged to "a mysterious intergalactic tourist."
The label's trademark knitwear is multi-dimensional with raised figures. It too can be layered, knit-over-knit, with the outer layer containing repeating oval windows, recalling old-fashioned picture frames.
Dresses are short, knee-length and long, all in a loose silhouette thanks to the sheer outer layer — sometimes with graphic elements like repeating flowers or sequins for a dreamy effect. Missoni also offers pedal-pusher trousers for a more casual look.
The colour palette ranges from orange to green to pinks, all of which can be muted by the overlay.
The interplanetary visitor comes in peace, wearing chunky chokers and bracelets that appear to be made out of crystals and have an icy effect, large round sunglasses outlined in colours like green and white, long hair sleeked down on top and then loose, sometimes with a clear plastic visor, and always fluorescent lipstick.
She mostly wears sandals — either flat or heeled — with ankle bands, often in night-glow green or orange. She carries a slim handbag if she's just out for the evening, or an oversized cylinder for longer outings — both worn strapped across the back.