Friday, May 10, 2013

Ottavio Missoni Passed Away!

The founder of the fashion house Missoni, passed away in 9/05/2013 in Sumirago, Italy. 

Before his career in fashion, Missoni was a 400m runner. In 1955, Ottavio Missoni founded a woolwear brand called "Maglificio Joly". The name was changed to "Missoni" in 1958. The iconic zigzag pattern was quickly established, and the sweaters got a sexier reputation when during the 60s, the fashion house used braless models. 

Ottavio Missoni was under a lot of emotional pressure after his son, Vittorio, mysteriously disappeared near Venezuela. 

Missoni Style

Missoni was known for its geometrical patterns and abstract florals in a kaleidoscope of colors. The fashion house is also known for using many different fabrics such as wool, cotton, linen, rayon and silk.

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