12 posts tagged "Angela Missoni"
The new M Missoni Resort collection captured the free spirit of Venice Beach and its surf and skate subcultures. Pieces like a parka and board shorts featuring a cartoonish, street-art-inspired print (with little Ms tucked in throughout) were youthful and sporty, and an easy knit dress with cutout shoulders resembled ripped and frayed indigo. “We played with the California girl’s vibrant and unconventional attitude to fashion,” Angela Missoni told Style.com. Other memorable moments here included a graffitied architectural shift with convertible side pleats as well as signature space-dyed knitwear, which had a scuba-like stretch. With five boutiques in the U.S., and a sixth slated to open in Las Vegas this year, it’s apparent that M Missoni is finally shifting into cruise control.
Ottavio Missoni, who, along with his wife, Rosita, founded the house of Missoni in 1953, died this morning at the age of 92. A man of many talents, Mr. Missoni competed in the 1948 London Olympics as a hurdler before launching his colorful Italian knitwear brand. In fact, that’s how the seeds for the Missoni label were planted—Mr. Missoni designed knit tracksuits for athletes, which were worn by the Italian Olympic team. Mr. Missoni was said to have passed in his home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife; his daughter, Angela; his son, Luca; and his grandchildren. His third child, Vittorio, went missing in Venezuela this past January.
The Fall ’13 season is now well under way, and as we follow the shows to Milan and Paris, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.
WHO: Missoni, designed by Angela Missoni
WHEN: Sunday, February 24
WHAT: “The Missoni Winter 2013 woman is a contemporary sophisticate who loves fashion and life without constraints.” —Angela Missoni. The designer sent us a peek at one of her Fall ’13 looks, above.
At the request of his friend Angela Missoni, director Pedro Almodóvar stepped in front of the lens for the new Missoni campaign, shot by Juergen Teller. He’s now reprising his role in a campaign video directed by Marco Maccapani. The video pays homage to the Spanish director’s own colorful, campy pop style—all the more so because it was shot at the Madrid club Villa Rosa, where he shot scenes for his 1991 film High Heels, with two of his heroines, Rossy de Palma and Blanca Suárez, most recently seen in The Skin I Live In. Mariacarla Boscono rounds out the cast of Todo Sobre Missoni, a tongue-in-cheek nod to Almodóvar’s hit Todo Sobre Mi Madre.
It might pass on first look for an art-house music video, but the short debuting above is actually from Missoni’s Fall 2011 campaign. But then again, the label has a history of blurring the lines between art, music, and sound for their creative—this is a house that tapped legendary alt-filmmaker Kenneth Anger to make the last one, after all. “The main influence was the fluidity of the clothes,” explains director Mel Bles, who worked closely with Missoni in Venice to create the dance-inspired piece. “To do that, we looked at dance films from the 1920′s, featuring Martha Graham and Loie Fuller—that was really the starting point for this.” And it’s true that the sinuous lines and exaggerated lengths that Angela Missoni sent down the runway for her Fall collection lend themselves perfectly to modern movement. Rather than using dancers, however, they enlisted “biker, True Romance girls” like models Kinga Rajzak, Valerija Kelava, Kristina Salinovic, and Katlin Aas to embrace their inner Grahams.