1) The epic 400-piece Target collaboration that brought down a website and had ladies clawing for cardigans and tussling for towels in stores. 2) The limited-edition designs for Converse that gave our Chucks a twist of chevron. 3) The French resort where you can have sweet dreams surrounded by zigzag wallpaper and headboards. Does anyone remember when Missoni was just a humble (albeit mega-luxe) Italian knitwear company?
Well, fear not — in between making some of the most coveted collaborations this side of Margiela for H&M, the venerable Italian brand is still churning out exquisite collections featuring their signature swirly optical prints with some classic crochet chevron thrown in, too. The spring '13 lookbook is a master class in pattern mixing with panache — and that gorgeous Julianne Moore-like redheaded model doesn’t hurt, either. Click on for our hit list — you’d better believe we’d scrap for these gorgeous pieces, too!