Missoni’s legacy has always been deeply rooted in its larger-than-life prints. Its designs carry an unrelenting timelessness ever since it was founded 70 years ago by Rosita and Ottavio Missoni. With the help of fashion greats like Diana Vreeland, the house reached the epitome of its popularity in the ’70s and eventually expanded its flourishing business to kidswear, sportswear and even homeware.
Fast forward to today and Missoni’s fall/winter 2023 collection is creative director Filippo Grazioli’s second outing for the brand, but it has proved to be a strong showing. While paying homage to Missoni’s signature codes, Grazioli has also created a renaissance of sorts for the brand by injecting a modern flair and touch to its offerings at the same time. Mainstay patterns like the zig-zag and the fiammato were reinterpreted in new configurations, coming in a multitude of patchworked, blown-out and scaled-down renditions. An archival rose motif, first seen in 1984, was revisited in the form of both jacquard and appliqués.
In this collection, Grazioli introduced a trait that is not commonly attributed to the house: unabashed sensuality. Body-hugging dresses accentuated the feminine figures that graced the runway and barely there low-cut slip dresses and sheer nude tops were commonplace. Aside from the sexier facet of the Missoni woman, Grazioli sought after a glamorous demeanour in parts of his collection as well. This quality was channelled through the bellowing, head-turning faux fur coats that were emblazoned in Missoni’s iconic colours alongside towering trench coats with textural lamé that swept through floors in dramatic motions.
In the latest installation of Vogue 10, Vogue Singapore has collaborated with Missoni to create an edit of must-have accessories and ready-to-wear items to snag from the maison’s fall/winter 2023 collection. Curated by fashion features editor Maya Menon and featuring exclusive styling tips, here are the top 10 pieces to shop now:
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Long fur coat, $3,910
“Missoni’s outerwear tend to offer a robust silhouette with their structured shoulders and boxy fit,” enthuses Menon. “Boasting notched lapels and printed rose motifs, this fur coat is every maximalist’s dream.”
Styling tip: “Keep things simple by layering an all-black outfit under, or amp it up by matching with a complementary print. If you’re opting for a dress, reach for a mini option so that you find a good balance between fabric and skin.”
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Ankle boots, $2,140
“Everyone needs a pair of statement-making boots,” states Menon. “The house’s signature print finds itself on these fabric ankle boots fashioned out of calf leather and wool.”
Styling tip: “Pair this with a matching dress for a print-on-print conversation starter or dial it down with a tank and denim combo.”
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Long dress, $3,910
“With the holiday season nearing chances are you’re looking for a party dress for the books, coupled with an element of comfort,” notes Menon.
Styling tip: “Drapery was a big trend for the fall/winter 2023 and resort 2024 seasons and this viscose chevron dress encapsulates it in a really wearable way. Style this with an open-toed pair of heels and minimalist earrings for a contemporary, chic finish.”
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“Men’s cardigans have long been an underrated layering tool,” notes Menon. “One sleek monochromatic option is this cosy wool blend number.”
“Layering can seem daunting and not to mention uncomfortable when it comes to living in Singapore, so wearing this over a simple white T-shirt is a great way to start experimenting with it.”
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Wide leg pants, $1,940
“Statement trousers are often overlooked when it comes to wardrobe rotations but incorporating them into your looks can be a great way to try something new and different,” shares Menon.
Styling tip: “If this is your first rodeo with a bolder print for trousers then opt for the comfort of a coord instead. Pair it with a matching top for a print-on-print look and metallic boots for a touch of edge.”
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Multicolor crewneck, $1,940
“Missoni’s menswear offerings are as vibrant, too,” shares Menon. “This crewneck pullover in wool and cotton is the ultimate holiday piece to add to cart and is still quintessentially stylish.”
Styling tip: “Let the sweater do all the talking and pair this with Missoni’s 5 pocket pants or a simple black alternative.”
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Silver sequin dress, $2,920
“Everyone needs a sparkly evening dress for the fancier occasions,” muses Menon. “This form-fitting number contours the body perfectly, with an elegant turtleneck and shimmering sequin detailing to make a statement.”
Styling tip: “Pair it with chunky silver jewellery and platform heels to balance out the sleek proportions of the dress.”
8 / 10
“You cannot go wrong when it comes to adding a bomber jacket into your outerwear rotation and this navy piece, though from the menswear collection, works out to be a suitable unisex option,” notes Menon.
“Take a cue from the ‘7os and try out your best preppy look by layering this over a polo T-shirt. Top it off with denim for a relaxed twist.”
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“While most people know Missoni for their colourful, bold prints, the brand offers up some great neutral core pieces. This knit cotton and viscose blazer in black is the perfect option for a formal affair,” shares Menon.
Styling tip: “Layer this over a turtleneck and matching trousers, accenting the outfit with a pair of boots for an ensemble that is both subdued but sharp.”
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5 pocket pants, $850
“Expect a slew of high quality basics that are as breathtaking as Missoni’s signature items. These five-pocket denim trousers are a great staple piece to invest in,” explains Menon.
Styling tip: “Fashioned out of stretch cotton canvas and topped off with subtle embroidery, consider this piece a natural accoutrement on the days that you favour comfort and style. Dress it up with Missoni’s bomber jacket or throw on a simple white T-shirt for a minimalist look with flair.”
All Missoni Vogue 10 selects are available to shop at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. For more information, see the official website here.