New Nature And Earth Mothers At Missoni

28/02/2012 13:01 | Updated 22 May 2015

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Missoni Autumn/Winter 2012 collectionA model walks during the Missoni Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Photo:Getty

IN A NUTSHELL: Missoni went back to nature for Autumn/Winter 2012, parading a series of earth mother models down the catwalk, "like a heroine in a concrete jungle." The texture heavy collection featured plenty of layering, playing with leather, fur, lurex and even a spot of what appeared to be rubber - plus of course, Missoni being Missoni, lots and lots of knitwear. Silhouettes were sleek and ladylike, with the vast majority of looks cinched in at an empire-line waist with a skinny belt. The Missoni girl was decidedly modest this season too - all high-necklines and demure hemlines - with the only glimpses of flesh being just below the knees or the occasional upper arm.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: We'd love to snuggle up in any of the fitted knitted dresses come next winter, paired with a cosy chunky cardigan. We're also quite enamored with the selection of shoulder-wrapped stoles, and the heavy mid-calf boots.

VERDICT: We can imagine that when your signature is zig-zagging knitwear, it can be fairly limiting when it comes to branching out in a new direction - but that's precisely what Angela Missoni achieved for the new season (and for the most part, successfully.) Whether or not the average Missoni customer will embrace the high-neck rubber, glistening lurex and patchwork leather trousers, time will tell - but we're welcoming the change of pace.

More from the Missoni collection below:

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