Saturday, November 29, 2008

Missoni Possible

So you thought there was a misspelling in the title? No, no, no...I am talking about the possibility of now being able to put in a house some of the latest creations of Rosita Missoni.
We all know the ability of Ottavio and Rosita in blending colors, creating those famous zig-zags, original knitwear and colorful patterns.
What many don't know is that they married in 1953 and founded their Company blending together her family's business of embroidered fabrics in Varese, near Milan and his knitwear's business in Trieste.
The exuberance and work ethic of Rosita
Rosita Missoni
the fantastic creativity of Ottavio (Tai)
and of course the sense of Style they always shared have created a great success.
In 1960 the first dress published on an Italian fashion magazine, in 1976 the first boutique opening in Milan (I was a fan of Missoni from the beginning, I remember the first dress I bought from their collection was designed by Emmanuelle Khan, before they took the whole production in their hands).
Now that their children are also a big part of the Company, Tai has moved to other interesting projects while Rosita has started a line of furniture with her sunny personality, still experimenting with trails of colors, patterns, geometrical shapes and lines.
They will also open "Hotel Missoni" in Kuwait in 2009, a Lifestyle hotel chain and the first Designer Hotel in the Middle-East, with the help of Milanese Interior Designer Matteo Thun, next will be Edinburgh and then Dubai.
A happy family, living, creating, working and constantly entertaining in a splendid house in the country just 1 hour from Milan.
Having three children and unknown (to me) number of grandchildren their house is always festive and of course...full of color!

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