The iconic designs of the venerable Italian brand Missoni are collected here for the first time in one luxurious monograph. This volume documents the revered past and the multifaceted present of a brand that helped turn "made in Italy" into an iconic catchphrase of fashion and style. Missoni marked its sixtieth year in 2013 and is known worldwide for having transformed the sweater into a luxurious, exclusive object with its chromatic tones, plush textures, and modern yet abstract designs featuring waves, zigzags, and other signature patterns. Missoni is also known for its collaborations with renowned photographers, illustrators, historians, connoisseurs, artists, writers, journalists, and fashion editors. This book explores many of the world s great talents that have contributed to Missoni designs, including Balthus, Antonio Lopez, Diana Vreeland, Anna Piaggi, Enzo Biagi, Tonino Guerra, Brunetta, Maria Pezzi, and many others.The book contains previously unpublished interviews with Ottavio and Rosita Missoni and contributions by international experts in art, fashion, and aesthetics."
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