Less than a day after the Italian Embassy in Caracas said it might have located where the plane carrying the still-missing Vittorio Missoni lost altitude on January 4, the fashion house held its menswear show in Milan. Suzy Menkes wrote, "Although it was a collection for winter 2013, the clothes had an earthy and country feel — even if that was just the weave on a tailored suit rather than hippie knits." Tim Blanks noted, "The color palette was inspired by American travels: Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Grand Canyon, the blue of ocean, the green of forest, the sandy striations of the desert."
The collection was met with a standing ovation, but, according to Guy Trebay:
Rather than take a well-deserved bow for a show that built strongly on continued efforts to grow the Missoni brand beyond its signature zigzag knitwear, the designer Angela Missoni did not wait for the finale to duck out a back door. She was fleeing the scrum of cameras and reporters hoping for further comment on the disappearance of Ms. Missoni's brother, Vittorio.
Before her own show, Donatella Versace told the press: "No one better than me can understand the pain and anguish that they are experiencing."
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