Missoni’s roots lie in sportswear—its founder, Ottavio Missoni, was an Olympic hurdler who launched his fashion trajectory by designing wool tracksuits. Today’s Missoni Spring 2016 ready-to-wear offering paid homage to its founder by offering sporty silhouettes that elongated the body and framed the neckline via Masai-inspired collars.
Founders: Ottavio and Rita Missoni
Owners: Luca and Angela Missoni
Designer: Angela Missoni
Year Established: 1953
Spring 2016 Inspiration: Sportswear and Masai tribes.
Star Pieces: The multi-colored striped overlay; the metallic cobalt blue dress; and the black and white zig-zag dress with a giant chevron stripe—certain to minimize the waistline.
The Middle Eastern Sale: The Masai-inspired collared swimsuits will give your beachwear an ethnic jet-set kick while the vibrant colored overlays will work on the beach or on the town.