Missoni Knitwear Techniques

Missoni Knitwear Techniques

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Missoni, AW11, Milan.

There are some catwalk shows that are almost blinding in the designers use of colours, textures, patterns and layers of garments. Missoni is definitely one such show which can become almost overwhelming in the sheer magnitude of pieces and individual ideas that are on display.

The best way to truly understand the forethought and consideration that went into the Autumn-Winter 2011 collection by Missoni is by zooming right in and singling out individual weave variations, colour combinations and incredible details. Such as the oversized knits that are plaited out of giant gradients of knitted colour, or the individual feathers which have been carefully stitched to follow the knitwear patterns, turning the 2D designs into 3D texture.

The colour combinations at play in the Missoni collections are always incredibly complex and varied, almost like the effect of Pointillism in a painting. In the same way that the individual knitwear yarns can often be made up of many blends of colours to create one dynamic hue, so to are the collections made up of many tones which all build towards one colour theme. In this case, this colour theme was also beautifully offset by a dark red lip colour.

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Images from Vogue.co.ukĀ»

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