Missoni S/S 2017

A Guatemalan groove at Missoni where tropical rusticity ruled

Part peasant garb, part spiritual attire, this spring collection captured the richness of the Central American country’s rainforest hues allied to the colorful attire of its multi-racial inhabitants.

An homage to Guatemala

From primitive graphic knit tank tops to naïve knit cardigans and broad stripe linen shorts, the collection certainly had tropical credibility. An effect heightened by the sudden downpour that descended just before the show, staged in the beautiful cloisters of the Università Cattolica in central Milan. Made in a palette of earthy greens; bright mustard and stony grays, the collection managed to be an authentic homage to Guatemala and its diverse blend of local tribes people and European immigrants.

Ethnicity blend at Missoni SS 17
Ethnic blend at Missoni SS 17

Topped by straw hats, and anchored by cut-off suede cowboy boots, the mood was jaunty and warm. Quite why someone insisted on cutting off half the trousers three-inches above the ankle was hard to fathom. But this was, nonetheless, a rich selection of natty clothes.