AW17 collection guide
Since the launch of our first canvas bags in 2008, the Fabric Collection has evolved from four basic canvas styles, to become a broad and outstanding collection of unique contemporary men’s bags designed for the style-savvy quality-conscious consumer, meeting every need of the modern traveller with sleek cardholders to meticulously crafted travel bags.
The Fabric Collection combines classic design virtues and sophistication with Mismo’s flair for detail and modern functionality. The range features both professional and everyday bags, crafted from premium Italian fabrics, selected for their unrivalled technical qualities and tactile sensibilities.
The collection is available in a select range of classic and exclusive seasonal colours. Constantly seeking to define the essence of masculine elegance, the fabrics range from plain-woven canvas to heavy-duty ballistic nylon and are always paired with Mismo’s customised hardwearing full-grain leather trim accessorised with either solid brass or gunmetal hardware.
New models are launched seasonally so the collection is always stylishly current. The collection is split into three sub-collections APPEARANCE, LEGACY & EXPRESSION divided by the fabrics’ technical capabilities.
Ever present in the most stylish way. An elegant assortment of carefully selected bags and accessories for the modern professional and avid traveller. Classic colour combinations in an enduring mix of hard-woven waterproof Italian nylon paired with sturdy, custom developed vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather. The fabric is waterproof by nature and certain to maintain its clean and stylish appearance for years.
Mismo offers a myriad of shades although hard-woven, waterproof navy nylon paired with dark brown bridle leather trim is perhaps the ultimate classic – and it’s easy to understand why. This timeless combination oozes sophisticated elegance and is destined to seamlessly blend with almost any outfit.
Same trusted article as our navy nylon. The concrete grey-toned nylon in combination with cuoio bridle leather is the enlightened choice for individuals seeking a little more diversity and flair, but who still favour architectural precision in their personal styling. The combination is offered in a curated selection of styles in which the tan bridle leather ensures a rich patina as the leather gently ages with grace.
To many people the true legacy of Mismo is a cotton canvas bag. When launching the first fabric bags in 2008, we used a particular tight-woven cotton canvas article, a feature that helped bring Mismo bags to international attention at renown fashion and concept stores, such as Dover Street Market, Colette and 10 Corso Como. The premium canvas fabric was originally developed for the Italian military, underlining the durability and aesthetics of this fine and tight-woven canvas.
After a four-year hiatus from canvas during which we explored the technical capabilities of other materials, we are now reintroducing the Mismo cotton canvas line. We have set the scene for a line of bags that will stylishly accompany you as you navigate through life, whether casually dressed for urban exploration or for adventures at remote retreats in nature’s great outdoors.
A mainstay of the Mismo collection, the army cotton canvas paired with dark brown bridle leather was the first color combination launched when we introduced bags combining fabric and leather back in 2008. The army color and the tactility of the cotton canvas evoke English aristocracy and wildlife hunting, and the fabric’s water-repellent coating helps create a luxurious patina over time. Casual yet sophisticated, the army cotton canvas with its earthy tones of grey, green and brown is a true wardrobe staple.
A cotton canvas featured in that deep navy blue hue that only the Italians seem to get right. It exudes tactility and sartorial elegance and is a most welcomed treat to the permanent collection. As with all our fabrics it has undergone a water repellent treatment that makes it reject immediate stains and liquids. Combined with cuoio bridle leather for a casual sense of chic as well as solid brass hardware and navy lining.
Khaki canvas paired with black bridle leather is a combination not previously explored in the Fabric Collection. It’s a combo that keeps growing on us. The earthly tones of the khaki canvas with a hint of green and brown paired with raven black bridle leather create a masculine yet very classic contrast, drawing references to vintage army uniforms. Beautifully held together by the gold lustre of the solid brass accessories. A new classic is born.
As we continue to hop across the globe in a most emphatic fashion, what way better to salute our increasingly connected lifestyles, then by adding a casual hint of movement. Whether tucked away in your gym locker, or en-route from your atelier, these styles, surely pack a punch. The collection promises sporty, technical fabrics and intriguing seasonal developments. Playful, understatedly chic yet ready to perform, each of them celebrates that most valuable good in life: true freedom!
Ever since we introduced this sultry combination, it has become a true Mismo classic. Drawing inspiration from the black beaches at the South Coast of Iceland, this nylon is designed for heavy-duty wear and will stand up to nearly any test. Constructed from ballistic nylon – so-called for its tight basket weave and high tenacity – it is slightly thicker and heavier than our other fabrics and is characterized by extreme durability. Waterproof by nature.
The lightweight Moonlight blue nylon fabric gives way to a sporty and flexible feel. A thin laminated layered nylon, with foam padding, gives this smooth fabric a wavy surface and ultra-light composition, making it easy to carry around all day. Highly versatile products, signature black bridle leather paired with gunmetal hardware serving as detailing throughout Naturally, it also offers a most remarkable protection against any weather type. The choice of this particular nylon confidently assures the bags’ durability.
The Forest Night fabric presents a delicate mix of cotton and nylon. It basically offers the best of two worlds: the tactility of cotton and the durability of nylon. Add to that a soft backing, which gives the fabric the perfect weight to ensure natural draping. For the final touch of precision, the deep green with a hint of black matches perfectly the raven bridle leather and gunmetal accessories. An ever-stylish combo for the luxuriating urban dweller.
An article with much the same flavour as our lightweight moonlight-blue staple. The camel colour with its golden shades of brown and green offers a sporty interpretation of the earthy tones which distinguish the AW17 collection. A thin, laminated nylon with foam padding and wavy surface adds to the ultralight composition, making the bag easy to carry around all day. The fabric beautifully accompanies the more soft-toned yet sporty products of the collection with signature black bridle leather and gunmetal hardware serving as detailing throughout.
The Astro Twilight is a woven canvas jacquard developed exclusively in close collaboration with our Italian textile partners in Limonta. The name bears reference to the illumination of the Earth's lower atmosphere at dusk. It radiates the hues of blue, grey and black when the sunlight scatters the sky. The delicate patterns of the weaving peak the interest of the playful eye. Created from a mixture of supreme cotton, viscose and linen, this AW17 seasonal fabric fully embraces a passionate lifestyle.
The Illumination placement print invites a tactile perception. The inkjet print superimposed on drill-woven nylon offers a sense of multiple nuances and patterns inspired by the weaving structure of the Astro Zwilight and the illumination theme this jacquard expresses. The print is featured on two of the most versatile and popular Mismo styles: the M/S Shopper and M/S Pouch Large. Comes with our signature vegetable-tanned black bridle leather and gun-metal hardware.
The Full-Grain Leather Collection expresses Mismo’s uncompromising approach to design, uniting classical refinement with timeless design and purposeful details in the most natural leathers available – the Full-Grain leather.
The collection features select understated styles handcrafted in one of our three custom developed full-grain leather qualities: Smooth full-grain, Textured full-grain or Bridle leather. Rich in expression, tactile and effortlessly functional. Whether brand-new or lovingly used for years, a Mismo full-grain leather bag or wallet will always be distinctive and unique.
Launched in 2006, the Smooth Full-Grain leather was developed with the desire to create a range of personal luxury bags & accessories with a sense of sophistication and raw elegance. The leather is vegetable tanned, using only the finest hides; the leather has been subjected to only a minimum of chemical processes to leave it exceptionally smooth and natural in look and feel. Over time, the leather will develop a rich and lustrous patina.
The Textured Full-Grain Leather is a recent addition to the collection. It seamlessly fits in, along our existing repository of natural materials and full-grain leathers. Soft and richly textured, this leather has been shrunk during its natural tanning process to accentuate the original veins of the hide. This unique surface is featured together with Mismo’s trademark full-grain bridle leather, or on their own, to create a unique expression. The Textured Full-Grain Leather pays homage to the art of tanning, as well as saluting the craft infused heritage of true leather artistry. All Textured Full-Grain Leather styles feature sturdy brass closures, adding onto the leather’s singular look and feel. Each piece carries a personal signature of durable elegance.
FULL-GRAIN BRIDLE LEATHER
The bridle leather must be both strong and durable, required to last for 10 or more years of use in any weather condition. Originally designed for use in bridles a rider’s life literally depends on the leather not failing unexpectedly. Principally used as main trimmings for the Fabric Collection, the full-grain bridle leather used in Mismo products is custom-developed in Turkey. It is simply the best leather available for our purposes. We require rich depth of colour and the leather must age well and be free of natural imperfections that weaken the structure. Once the skin has been tanned, a colour finish to our own exact specifications is applied for a smoother, deeper and more refined look.