Missoni’s Seventies-modern men’s kit

Vibrant hues and prints are standout features in the Italian fashion house’s new collection

Jacquard V-neck gilet, £560
Jacquard V-neck gilet, £560

“We are artisans,” said Angela Missoni as she showed me the new collection of 1970s-style knitwear, inspired by Missoni’s history when it was making clothes for people including a young Quincy Jones and Jean-Michel Basquiat. “I am looking at memories, but with a modern instinct,” she continued.

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Pieces look vibrant and feel luxurious. Some are made on rare vintage machines, including V-neck gilets in amber and black brushed mohair (£620) or animal-print jacquard with contrasting ultramarine edging (£560), a jacket (£1,060) in red and black striped brushed mohair, and a blazer (£1,460) in chequered mohair. “If this is a language my parents devised, I’m always trying to add new vocabulary,” she concluded, as I tried on the oversize knitted berets (£230) in heavy-gauge cashmere.

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