A new mission for Missoni Men

What Etro was (left) for the Spring 2009 collections, Missoni (right) takes over for Fall. Etro, meanwhile, ventures into more sublime territory, but more about it in a different post!

Though the hues and colors are different and silk and satin are replaced by knits, the clothes have the same playfulness and whimsy. For both shows, styling is also key.

The mix and repetition of paisley, floral, plaid, and other patterns become a combination of patches, stripes, zigzags, and even more plaid in seemingly limitless sizes and colors.

The incongruent cut of the lapels of the coat on the right makes it particularly interesting.

The monochromatic mix of stripes and plaid bring to mind the Spring 2009 collection of Robert Geller.

I am somehow reminded of the mix of patterns in Gustav Klimt's paintings.

Patches over zigzags: unruffled riffraff.

Where are you, Charlie Brown?

Classic scarf trimmings mix well with modern color gradients, while modernized over signature Missoni geometrics bring a new dimension to a time-tested pattern.

The right-most scarf is just beautiful, while the striped shirt on the left adds even more sophistication to the outfits.

The dab of daring of this men's collection definitely bodes well for the Italian house.