43 posts tagged "Missoni"
Between Chloé’s surfboard-ankle-strap sandals, M Missoni‘s ode to Venice Beach, and the aquatic-inspired athletic wear at Hervé Léger, surfing was certainly the sport of choice at the recent Resort ’14 presentations. If you’re planning on catching some waves this summer, why not do so in style? Shop our chic yet practical surfing picks from Lisa Marie Fernandez, Chanel, Missoni, and more, below.
1. Missoni towel, $230, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Lichtenstein water bottle, $28, available exclusively at www.barneys.com
3. Chanel surfboard, price upon request, available at www.chanel.com
4. Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit, $430, available at www.net-a-porter.com
5. Ray-Ban Wayfarer, $155, available at www.ray-ban.com
There are a plethora of adjectives one could use to describe Missoni’s ad campaigns, but ordinary is not one of them. Last season, the house shot models in archival looks against classical interiors, and for Fall ’13, Missoni has sent us a simultaneously serene and eccentric short by Alasdair McLellan. The photographer (who also lensed the campaign images, below) captures Stella Tennant striking some pretty quirky poses on the rocky coast of Cornwall. Giggles ensue when Paul Sculfor shows up wearing the men’s collection (although, we must admit, he appears more suave than silly), and, all in all, the shoot looks like it was a good bit of fun. Catch Stella’s moves—and Missoni’s winter wares—above.
The Spring ’14 menswear collections are under way in Milan. Before their wares hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our complete collection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: Missoni, designed by Angela Missoni
WHEN: Sunday, June 23
WHAT: “This Missoni collection focuses on the use of rich, luxurious yarns and fibers to complement this season’s stitch innovations.”—Angela Missoni. The designer sent us snaps of her Spring ’14 looks and shoes, above.
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.
Margherita Missoni is pretty busy these days. Not only is she five months pregnant and working on a book to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Missoni house, but next month the 30-year-old will launch the first collection of Missoni handbags designed completely in-house. “The most recognizable, iconic elements of Missoni are colors and knitwear,” said Ms. Missoni. “But those are not elements that could make a consistent handbag collection, and we wanted to create bags that would be able to stand on their own,” she added. The resulting Pre-Fall collection, which was created under the direction of Ms. Missoni and hits stores mid-May, features practical leather and suede totes, satchels, and slouchy square handbags in black, tan, and the house’s signature rust.
Indeed, Ms. Missoni’s designs are easy to wear and, perhaps, less punchy than the house’s typical vibrant knits. But fret not—the new wares still (subtly) boast the brand’s staples. For instance, Ms. Missoni told us that her grandfather sketched out a special zigzag pattern that’s found on each handbag’s jacquard lining. And the pyramidal studs on our favorite black style (above) are actually a reconstructed zigzag shape. “For the summer, we’ll bring back some more Missoni colors, and we’ll start to introduce more fabric where it makes sense,” said Ms. Missoni. The designer hopes the Italian-made bags will become “classics” that will appeal to different women in different ways. And even though Missoni’s latest additions, which range from $1,760 to $5,890, haven’t yet hit the shelves, they’re already turning heads. On her latest intercontinental flight, a fellow passenger asked Ms. Missoni where she bought her bag. “I told her it was Missoni, and she said, ‘I didn’t know they made handbags.’ So I said, ‘They do now!’ ”