MILAN — Saturday late afternoon marked the 20th anniversary of Angela Missoni’s tenure as creative director for Missoni, an occasion made especially picturesque in the warm and breezy air of early autumn underneath a canopy of translucent textile sculptures by American artist Rachel Hayes. The atmosphere was well suited for the Spring / Summer 2018 runway show, which unified Missoni’s women’s and men’s collections. The social pronouncements of last February were not renewed for this season, but the overall commitment to beauty, love, and liberty was undiminished. On the afternoon eight models from across the Next global network featured in the lineup including Oumie Jammeh, Bakay Diaby, Kit Butler, Grace Elizabeth, Marjan Jonkman, Aiden Curtiss, Anna Cleveland, and Piero Mendez.

Credits include: Client, Missoni; Collection, Women’s and Men’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2018; Creative design, Angela Missoni; Styling, Vanessa Reid; Hair, Anthony Turner; Makeup, Lynsey Alexander; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.