While Frida Kahlo inspirations are a dime a dozen in fashion, that vibrant starting point dovetailed nicely with M Missoni’s signature, colorful aesthetic for Spring ’15. This season, Angela Missoni and co. reinterpreted several of the iconic artist’s most recognizable themes. She made subtle references to Kahlo’s works with the opening series of gray intarsia knit looks incorporating—squint or you’ll miss them—tiny white skulls that channeled a Día de los Muertos vibe. On the more literal side were festive sweaterdresses combining neon skeleton, monkey, and floral motifs that were a little bit too in-your-face. Elsewhere, the collection continued to touch upon Kahlo’s Mexican heritage with standout pieces such as gauzy embroidered shifts; linen peasant tops; and sheer, smocked skirts splashed with painterly rose appliqués. Other highlights included stripey crocheted frocks and rompers (which popped in shades of citron and blue), as well as playful raffia accessories (hello, espadrille flatforms) and a denim field jacket similar to the one Kahlo herself was often photographed wearing.

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