Milan Fashion Week SS16: Missoni

Milan Fashion Week SS16: Missoni

Walk the line

Text: Norman Tan

Angela Missoni returns with tribal stripes and billowing tunics

The inspiration: The graphic tribal stripes of the Maasai fused with the kinetic energy of Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. The result? A return to the maison's linear stripes that predated its now iconic zig-zag.

Buro loves: The elongated cardigans matched with maillots and hotpants. There's a certain drama — not to mention a cool unabashed quality — that comes from juxtaposing billowing garments with skin-tight pieces. The open-collared tunics came a close second.

Favourite looks: Given our predilection for volume contasted with form, we're big fans of look 19 with its green deep-V top tucked into hotpants and paired flamboyantly with a diaphanous metallic blue skirt and a long-line yellow cardigan. And, for a modern twist on swimwear, look 21 with its vivid Maasai collar. 

Beauty spot: Check out the bright blocks of eyeshadow — aqua, cobalt or lemon — painted on the upper eyelids of all the models. Bold and captivating.

Something you might have missed: The deliberately mismatched earrings in stripes and triangles. A fun and easy styling trick to try now.

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below.

For all our Milan Fashion Week SS16 coverage, click here