Angela Missoni was feeling fashion’s current late ’60s/early ’70s vibe this season. The trend proved a good fit for her label: Missoni’s lavish patterned knits always exude a bit of that rich hippie vibe, and this collection went at the look full force. It had the courage of its convictions: There were bell-bottoms, minis, knit blouses with glam ruffled collars. One of the interesting things about this lineup was its emphasis on knit pattern outside the usual Missoni ken—there was a token amount of the signature wave and zigzag, but most of the real estate in this collection was occupied by a vaguely animal-esque spot motif and a painterly abstract floral. Both prints came off very organically Missoni, but they also shifted the graphic sensibility a touch. Texture was another evolution this season: There were a number of appealing three-dimensional knits, ranging from a dense, curly mohair to a delicate lacelike crochet. The combination of print, pattern, and texture was maximal, to say the least. But that will suit loyal Missoni clients—and odd items, like a coral-colored mock-turtleneck sweater in a scallop knit, will find favor outside the fan base, as well.

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