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Missoni SS15
From left: Maja Salamon (Next) and Harleth Kuusik (Elite) backstage at Missoni SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Missoni SS15

Soundtracked by Fatima Al Qadiri's 'Shanzhai', Missoni presents pop art prints, silk turbans and sorbet-hued knits

TextSusie LauPhotographyLea Colombo

Initial impression:

Angela Missoni wasn't thinking about a theme this season, but more about an intangible feeling of lightness – injected into her sorbet-hued summery knits, upbeat rainbow pop art prints and free-flowing silhouettes. Key words as noted in Missoni's mini newspaper are: "impermanent", "fleeting", "weightless", "flyaway" and "romantic". We're told to go and "catch the wind!" if we can.

How it was worn:

Models wore printed silk turbans or scarves tied around low hair buns. Thin cardigans and sweaters were tied around the shoulder on a slanted angle and oversized men's shirts hung low on the back of the neck.

The soundtrack:

People looked around with a perplexed expression as the familiar melody of Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" came on the soundtrack. Except, it wasn't O'Connor's voice – the song was being sung in Chinese, made of utterly nonsensical lyrics. Upon further investigation, the cover track "Shanzhai" (literally means "mountain village" but colloquially translates into counterfeit), comes from experimental musician Fatima Al Qadiri's debut album Asiatisch released this year. Quite how this relates to Missoni's light and airy collection is not clear, but it certainly added a surreal note to what was otherwise a surface-driven collection. 

The soundtrack to Missoni SS15: