Missoni’s usual wave of brightly colored patterns is missing from their Pre-Fall 2014 collection, featuring instead cool tones of grey, black, brown and nudes that seem chicer than previous lines. Inspired by the ornithological artistry of Fortunato Depero and Max Ernst, the designs are a contemporary reinterpretation of birds, seen through the natural gradation of colors and form. Knits, furs and wools blend together to create the perfect sartorial set for a seasonally transitional closet. A collection of mostly separates are beautifully styled together in modern layers – scalloped edge skirts are paired with knee-grazing sweaters, fur-lined knits are worn under chiffon shirts and striped gloves are matched with lady-like capes. It’s a collection of easy-to-style pieces made chic with a soft-handed use of peacock hues and ombré patterning.