Missoni x Pigalle announced a collaboration to unite Paris street style with Italian fashion heritage. The upcoming collection consists of sportswear created using a patchwork of bold color with woven interlocking Missoni fabrics. Even the decorative basketball is woven with Missoni fabric panels drawn from Japanese temari. The clashing colors and styles of the collection seems to mirror the richness of Pigalle's namesake neighbourhood - a melting pot of Arabs, Africans and Europeans.
“It came very naturally from my side,” says Pigalle Ashpool of the collaborative capsule collection. “For a long time I’ve been following what Missoni do, and I’m a huge fan of the colour in their work. I read the story of Ottavio Missoni maybe ten years ago and I was really impressed by it, being a man in this industry having a past in sport. I could relate.”
The Missoni x Pigalle collection will be available later this month, exclusively at Colette in Paris, Dover Street Market in Ginza, and in Pigalle stores.