Saturday, October 22, 2011

Milan: fashion - people - design - art - parties - food and more...

Universita Statale:  Missoni Summer 2012 collection – The Venue.  The venue for the past few seasons for the Missoni shows is the Universita Statale, the university is based in “la Ca Granda”, or the big house, the name once used by the Milanese people to describe the huge Ospedale Maggiore complex.  Founded in 1456 by the Duke of Milan Francesco Sforza, the gigantic complex was built by Tuscan architect Antonio Avelino, known as Filarete to provide medical care for the city’s poorest people.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection.   The Missoni woman has just arrived home from an all night party and wears dancing dresses. Spectacular swinging fringes and light, floaty ruffles.  Bias cuts, asymmetric and mischievous revealing constructions, that flirt with the lines of the body and make heads turn.  She is a free spirit, that charms with her spontaneity.

Angela Missoni talks to the Italian press.

Margherita, Tai and Rosita Missoni

Teresa Maccapani Missoni

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – make up # 1. The make up was designed by Lucia Pieroni and used M.A.C. products.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – make up # 2. The above make up sketch  as applied on a model.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – make up # 3. International make up artist Lucia Pieroni used M.A.C. products “It’s sweaty sexy flamenco inspired, as if you had been dancing all night, thick eyebrows, a shine on nose and cheekbones, shady eyes, a little bit smudgy in a sexy way, very monochromatic.” Lucia explains.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – make up # 4.  Nails designed by Missoni for Minx Nails had a very Op-Art effect.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – hair # 1.     Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals global creative director for care and styling was being interviewed by Mediaset’s Valentina Malfa. He describes the hairstyle “It has a clubby feel, as if you had been dancing in the hot summer night.  To give the hair texture and a perfect setting, I rubbed the roots with a Wella paste and dried it with a hairdryer which sets the paste.”

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – hair # 2.     The back of the hairstyle, which was held in place by a pretty enameled snake comb.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – accessories # 1.  Round or ruffled flat bags  or charming fans to cool down a party night.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – accessories # 2.  Colorful glasses with glazed metal frames, which turn on on the gaze.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – accessories # 3. Sandals adorned in bright plastic flowers and high heels of plexiglass enhancing her sensual walk.

Missoni Summer 2012 collection – accessories # 4.  Shawls around the neck to hide her deep spectacular neckline, earings, bracelets and necklaces drip with small charms, playful gadgets and souvenirs.


Missoni Summer 2012 collection.  With carefree sensuality she puts together light organzines and transparent knits, solid colors, prints and patterns, unique jungle motives and precious patchworks of Raschel lace.
Note: the  sexy 1940’s inspired corset under the skirt and the frilly fan.

Giovanna Battaglia, Stefano Tonchi, Margherita Maccapani Missoni, Anna dello Russo and Eugenie Niarchos 

Maria Mulas

Missoni Summer 2012 collection. The 2012 Missoni bikini.

Gilles Bensimon

Gerlinde Hobel Geulfenbein

Missoni Summer 2012 collection.   The Missoni woman is coquette, she loves flying into the night, having fun, hanging out until morning with the same dress on.  A dress that she makes her own with great naturalness and special inherit skill in accessorizing.

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