A History Lesson: Missoni

With all the Missoni buzz traveling through the fashion air waves, we thought it only proper to give our cyber friends a heads up to the wealth of vintage Missoni available at C. Madeleine’s Online Boutique.

Noted for their signature colorful knitwear of zigzags and striped patterns, the Italian fashion house became an instant classic with its creation in 1953 by husband and wife duo, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. Ultimately redefining an entire genre of fashion, the seventies were seen as Missoni’s launch to fame as the boho chic trends coincided with Missoni’s trippy and psychedelic prints. The iconic fashion house kept with this distinct design aesthetic, never disappointing with their abstract florals and waveline signature prints and patterns. Although, Ottavio and Rosita no longer design for the company, the Missoni name has stayed within the family as their three children play different parts within the company. Rosita passed down the role of Creative Director to daughter, Angela, in 1998.

Check out all the killer vintage Missoni available at C.Madeleine’s Online! Stay tuned as new items are added every Monday!