Missoni Collaborates with Pigalle
This limited edition collaboration hits your favorite niche boutiques mid April. Missoni creative director Angela Missoni decided that the brand needed an infusion of street cred and joined forces with the bohemian neighbourhood hero Stephane Ashpool of the cult brand Pigalle. They have created a menswear capsule collection that will be unveiled this April exclusively at Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in Ginza, and Pigalle stores Missoni’s heritage in crafting inspired and the originator of luxury knitwear meshed with Ashpool’s creative utopian vision pays homage to sweater’s worn by rapper Biggie Smalls which melds an organic and imaginative approach to the 90’s era hip-hop culture. One the designers uses in the collection from memories of his youth, all filtered and refined through the Parisian eye. An era when the scene in New York was filled with frenchies.
Missoni Get’s into the Game
The two brands share an affinity for diversity, family and freedom. With an appreciation for nonconformity, curiosity and color and an integral relationship with the artisanal – values that emanate from this basketball-inspired capsule collection. The collection merges Pigalle’s elevated sportswear with Missoni’s iconic knitwear and graciously nods to the athletic heritage initiated by founder Ottavio Missoni. Missoni revisited supplied archive fabrics, dating back between 1985 and 2010. The fabric which was artfully reworked into triangular patchwork fabrics and used for a selection. The collection is created in two color variants, a beige-yellow and a blue-purple. This versatile collection is comprised of pieces that fluidly adapt to the personal style of any man.
A fleece trackpant and sweatshirt exhibit patchwork side-panel inserts. A jersey t-shirt showcases appliqués of the Missoni and Pigalle logos that have been laser cut from Missoni space-dye fabrics. Pigalle’s take on the classic deerstalker cap is finished in suede and Missoni’s exclusive loom-knit fabrics. The pièce de résistance of this vibrant capsule collection is a collectible art piece: a basketball finished using Japanese temari, an ancient technique that has often inspired Missoni fabrics. Pigalle’s raglan-sleeve, varsity bomber jacket displays front and back panels in Missoni’s quintessential patchworks, while a fur-stitch robe in a pima cotton uses the same patchwork fabric for hems and shoulders; both are lined in a technical nylon sport mesh similar in appearance to the mesh used for basketball jerseys. We cannot wait to see what the windows will look like at Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in Ginza, and Pigalle stores in Paris. Follow us on Instagram to see more.