MILAN — As the clock winds down on the week in the Italian fashion capital, there is but one final dispatch to be filed, namely the Missoni Spring / Summer 2019 runway show in the open air of late Saturday evening. This year the house celebrates its 65th anniversary and were it a citizen of Repubblica Italiana then in another year it too would be eligible for retirement. On the evidence of Angela Missoni’s collection for spring, however downing tools is not even remotely on the cards. This spritely showing had the feel of a late summer dinner party, the very sort of occasion in which the famed Michael Nyman is found at the piano regaling assembled guests. Hit tip to the house, this proved an unforgettable night, crescendo to an extraordinary Milan Fashion Week. On the night eight models from across the Next global network including Shuping Li, Kalib Besher, Callum Stoddart, Piero Mendéz, Eniola Abioro, Tang He, Cara Taylor, and Hiandra Martinez featured in the lineup. Next stop, Paris!

Credits include: Client, Missoni; Collection, Women’s and Men’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2019; Creative design, Angela Missoni; Styling, Vanessa Reid; Hair, Anthony Turner; Makeup, Lynsey Alexander; Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro; Film, Damien Neva at Next Management.