For 2017, this thoroughly Italian label has headed off to the Nordic countries in search of inspiration from traditional prints. "Nordic Fantasy" comes in ice cool shades and the bright colors of the Sami tradition, inspired by the indigenous inhabitants of northernmost Norway, Sweden and Finland. The colors can be seen on "Tijuana" printed fabric and on "Tropic" sheer muslin curtains with a lichen print. They also stand out against the gray/beige background of the "Treasure" rug. Nordic tapestries decorate Jacquard fabrics in "Tucumcari" and "Tacoma."
Blooming with hellebores
Each year, Missoni chooses a flower for its collection. This year, the hellebore takes center stage, seen blooming on "Tsavo" cotton crêpe fabric and on "Tilda" sheets. It gives way to vertical and pictorial stripes with a bouclé effect on "Tunis" fabric. It is also found on "Silver Springtime" fabric in more metallic, mineral shades.
Other flowers in this year's collection are the rose, seen on flecked satin ("Tahoe"), and the geranium, blooming on cotton fabrics with metallic threads in "Tamarindo" or on the hand-tufted "Tocantins" rug.
The zigzag, a signature of the Italian label, is also back again on the "Liuwa" rug, "Puntaspillone" outdoor poufs and "Kew Outdoor" waterproof outdoor fabric.