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Missoni Knitwear is Middle-Earth Urban Fantastic

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Feb 27, 2009   Updated: Jun 8 2011 • References: fashionologie
Masses of Missoni knit layers in earthy hues of brown, grey and indigo created a gorgeous gradation of color and texture on the runway for Fall 2009.

Multiple head-covering shawls, cardigans and fringe-finished scarves drifting to the floor were layered over leggings and miniskirts.

As a fan of fringe and layers, I absolutely love this look. It's urban streetwear with a flowing 'Middle-Earth' couture flair.

Implications - The skinny pipe leg pants are the perfect contrast to oversized knitwear. The muted tone of the color palette, which includes rich caramels, deep browns and off reds, adds an earthy feel. This aesthetic -- plus the cozy knits Missoni is known for -- makes this collection feel inherently autumn-esque.