Missoni x Havaianas Collection

Yesterday afternoon I received a last-minute invitation to attend the Missoni x Havaiana launch event at the 5th Avenue Missoni store. I’m a fan of the company’s signature prints, so I was disappointed that I didn’t have time to run home and change into my favorite Missoni dress and blend in with the sea of Missoni-wearing fashionistas.

The crowd included Joy Bryant and Rachel Roy, and Ashford & Simpson even made a Missoni-clad appearance!

For Summer 2011, Missoni incorporated bursts of color, patchwork, and geometric shapes evoking the spirit multiculturalism. The intricate beadwork, appliqués and embellishments added an extra layer of luxury to the brand with the signature weave.

But, the main attraction of the evening was of course the Havaianas! The color splash on the bottom of the rubber flip flop adds some pop to any outfit and is a perfect example of luxury meeting utility.