Missoni is one of the most iconic brands in the world. As soon as you see that kaleidoscopic, zig zag pattern you immediately think of Missoni. That sort of recognition is a very impressive thing in the ever changing trends of the fashion industry. Before there was Christian Louboutin with his red soled shoes, there was Missoni with their colorful knitwear. It’s that signature look that makes Missoni so covetable to those who collect it.
The label Missoni was created in 1953 by husband and wife team, Octavio and Rosita Missoni. The best years for the brand was the ’70s when ready to wear fashion was born. Although in present times Missoni is yet to gain the popularity it once had, there is still quite an allure with the brand that’s carried by the principles it’s creators had instilled within the company. When asked about their style, Rosita Missoni replied in a 1981 issue of Vogue, ‘It’s a lifestyle more than a fashion.’ It’s clear Missoni has always been true to itself, never fully giving way to transient trends, and continues to exude that sexy, jet set glamour so coveted by it’s admirers.
Looking to own a vintage Missoni of your very own? Shop the following:
Farfetch.com Missoni Vintage: http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/missoni-vintage/items.aspx#ps=1&pv=60&oby=5
Free People Vintage Loves collection: http://www.freepeople.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&searchString=vintage+missoni
Vintage Missoni Vest from CutandChicVintage Boutique: http://www.etsy.com/listing/105984749/vintage-missoni-knit-vest-size-small-to?
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