Missoni Exhibition to be Held at London Fashion Museum

By Paul Joseph

Italian fashion house Missoni, renowned for its colourful knitwear designs, is to be the subject of an upcoming retrospective at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

Scheduled to open in May, the “Missoni, Art, Colour” exhibit has been organised by the MA*GA Art Museum located in Gallarate, Italy about 40 miles from Milan where the fashion house was founded in 1953.

The original museum exhibit, hosted by the MA*GA, ended in January and its move to London marks the first time Missoni will hold a retrospective in the UK.

“Missoni, Art, Color” explores the relationship between Missoni’s colourful designs and the art world. The retrospective also highlights the importance of art as inspiration on Missoni’s founders, Ottativo and Rosita Missoni.

Throughout the exhibit space, visitors will see paintings by international artists who served as inspiration for Missoni’s well-known brand aesthetic. Artists featured include Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Sonia Delaunay alongside more than 100 pieces from the Missoni archives.

The exhibit will be overseen by Luca Missoni, son of the founders and brother of Angela Missoni, the brand’s creative director and artistic director of the Missoni archive.

“Missoni, Art, Color” will open at London’s Fashion and Textile museum on May 6.

By Paul Joseph