Missoni Kids Fall Winter 2013 collection makes little girls look like they’ve just stepped out of a charming cartoon or Japanese manga. Emphasising the cutest and most whimsical aspects of the world of children, the collection includes lively tonal contrasts, knit and fabric inlays, and interacting patterns and prints. “Colorful, cheerful, playful.”
Missoni for little girls includes a beachwear collection, with a dress, a swimsuit and a knitted kaftan, and a special occasions collection including a small number of models in shimmering Lurex. For newborn baby boys and girls, Missoni has designed a wool petal-stitch blanket for cribs and prams.
For Fall Winter 2013 Missoni girls are wearing sweet little dresses flared or cut and gathered at the waist, alternating them with leggings and miniskirts with ruffled hems, under super-warm slim ribbed knit cardigans. She can also choose from reversible hooded capes, single-breasted coats in boiled wool, and down trench coats.
The Missoni Kids collection features a rich variety of workmanship techniques, details, and trims, like the application of polychrome ruffles and white crocheted borders, raschel lace, and petal-stitch and terry-stitch motifs. The knit tops feature scalloping, stripes, polka dots and zigzag designs.
The palette turns to dégradé shades of peacock blue and lime green, egg yellow and coral, ultramarine and sky blue, pearl grey, and white. And vintage prints evoke the animal kingdom, combining Missoni’s iconic geometric patterns with the graphic design of striped and spotted bodies, feline gazes, thick manes and long tails. The huge, sinuous heads of wild animals in embroidered knit patchwork also define the original concept of girlish headgear hairbands, creating a leitmotif and emphasizing the playfulness of this collection, accessorized with matching long scarves trimmed with pompons and berets.