Friday, July 29, 2011

The House of Missoni

The Missioni matriarch Ottavio, turned 90 years old this year!  The House of Missioni has been a fashion legion, known for their intricate zig zag knits. This ready to wear collection for 2011-12 appears to be created from a fairy tale!  Sweet little girls wrapped in languid coats and maxi sweaters. Similar to creatures that populate fables, the models wear a rainbow of pale, pastel colours on neutral bases such as pearl grey and cream. A revision of English fabrics such as Prince of Whales or gigantic hounds tooth, used for coats with unfinished edges, alternates with elaborations of sweaters that create volumes or the Missoni cult elements such as the Zigzag or flaming jacquard. The sweetness effect grows with skirts in silk velvet and dresses embroidered in fable-like motifs. The knits appear to  be hand knitted with super size needles and handspun wool. A trend that will delightful this fall!
 I found a video of Marghuerita Missioni in the factories to share with you below.. Enjoy!  Happy Friday!


Video  Marghuerita Missoni In the Factories

Missoni Turnes 90

Happy Birthday Mr. Missioni

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