Ok, now here's a bit of history. The Missoni fashion house was born in Italy some 50 years ago; between then and now they took the time to diversify a bit with napkins, bedsheets, hotels, San Pellegrino ltd editions bottles and a bazillion of other lucrative projects we reaaaally don't give a fuck about in this thread. They also have some kind of diffusion line, namely Missoni sport - that's been discontinued in 2002 (but still shows its ugly head on ebay sometimes, you've been warned) and M Missoni which is still around (mostly women stuff I believe). So Missoni's thing is knitwear, that's what the mainline is known for basically. But knits with an edge, not traditional stuff : crazy colors and weird patterns, crazy patterns, hypnosis/epilepsy inducing patterns.
Enough with the talking, here come the piccies. Collection by collection rundown, starting with 2005. The line was a bit teh suck back then so let's not dwell on it.
(click on link for full collection)
But somewhere around Fall 2007, things start to change, Missoni gets its shit together. There're still some unfortunate looks and the colors could be better but overall it's improving, a lot. And they were on that mountaineering tip before everyone else.
Still a bit of a hit-or-miss, buncha weirdly proportionned stuff but it's getting there.
Well... it's summer stuff
That's also the year they decided to make some Missoni chucks...
and the year they hired weirdo extraordinnaire and experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger to film their video ad campaign
What a year !
I'm strangely attracted to some of the super colorful layerings, styling is a bit off.
and last but not least
Edited by sipang - 1/15/12 at 1:35pm