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Missoni

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In 1953, Ottavio “Tai” (1921–2013) and Rosita (b. 1931) Missoni opened a small knitwear shop in Gallarate, Italy, paving the way for what would become an iconic style of colorful chevron knit.

Missoni began with a tracksuit, which featured zippers down the legs because, as Rosita recalls it, “Tai was too lazy to take off his shoes when putting them on.” The couple’s fashion really took off, though, once they discovered the Raschel knitting machine on a trip to a shawl factory. The machine enabled the Missonis to knit multiple colors in a zigzag pattern, a motif that would go on to become synonymous with the Missoni brand across everything from its alluring vintage day dresses and sweaters to its purses, seating and rugs.

Missoni held its first fashion show in Florence in 1967 and caused a bit of a sensation when the models’ Lurex dresses proved translucent under the lights at the Pitti Palace. Scandal aside, the show went down in history as a hit, and the Missonis soon made their debut in the United States with the help of legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, who gave the variegated Missoni stripe the Vogue seal of approval, saying, “Who says a rainbow has seven colors? It has many shades.” (It was also Vreeland who reportedly introduced the Missonis to Neiman Marcus president Stanley Marcus, effectively shepherding the brand to the American market.)

Missoni’s many-shaded rainbow would soon become an emblem of the 1970s fashion scene, earning the brand a permanent place in the fashion canon. In 1973, the New York Times proclaimed: “Missoni’s weaved garments have ended up universal materialistic trifles, as Vuitton sacks and Gucci shoes.”

The brand branched into the home market in 1983, with Rosita overseeing this new venture, which included furniture, textiles and accessories. Daughter Angela succeeded her mother at the helm of the brand, where she still serves as president and creative director today; her brother Luca is CEO, while her daughter Margherita is creative director of offshoot M Missoni.

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Designer: Missoni
1990s Missoni Vintage Flower + Logo Silk Rayon Jersey 90s Empire Waist Top Shirt
By Missoni
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful vintage 90s MISSONI silk + rayon jersey empire waist sleeveless top! Features flowers in vibrant hues of green, purple, blue and pink throughout....
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1990s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Crochet Knit Cutout Cocktail Bridal Wedding Engegement Dress 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning MISSONI dress Crochet knit Finest rayon thread Fully lined with stretchy silk A timeless classic by Missoni Peferct for a special occassion, Engagement/Wedding Party Closes ...
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2010s Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Signature Crochet Knit Evening Gown Maxi Dress 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning evening gown by MISSONI Amazing brown colors Crochet-knit detail trimming Built-in corset for a perfect décolleté and fit Beautiful croc...
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2010s Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Striped Asymmetric Midi Dress as seen on Kate 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A stunning Missoni dress - impossible to find! 2004 collection Signature piece of that season Very unique piece any Missoni collector dreams of! Seen in the AD campaign with Kate Mos...
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Early 2000s Italian Missoni

M by Missoni purple with multicoloured chain shoulderbag
By Missoni
Located in Capri, IT
M by Missoni purple with multicoloured chain shoulderbag Measurements: 16 * 31 * 7 (depth) cm shoulder strap total lenght 95 cm totally made in italy
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

MISSONI Black Metallic Signature Knit Cardigan Cover Up S
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Even knits go metallic this season with molten accents woven through sweaters and cardigans. Tap into the trend with Missoni's lurex cardigan, a glamorous day-to-evening piece. So...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Monochrome Black & White Zigzag Crochet Knit Pants Trousers
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning Missoni pants Signature crochet knit Lightweight Simply slips on Hidden zip on side Made in Italy Dry Clean Only New, unworn Please refer to model pictures for style refere...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Pastel Blue Silk & Knit Sleeveless Scoop Neck Top M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This stylish creation comes from the house of Missoni. Crafted from a silk blend, it comes in a lovely shade of pastel blue. This sleeveless top has a scoop neck, relaxed fit and fla...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Green Lurex Jacquard Knit Brooch Detail Draped Dress L
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Get compliments for your amazing fashion choices when you sport this ensemble from the house of Missoni. This green dress is a perfect pick for evenings. Crafted from quality materia...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Jacquard Eyelet Knit Cardigan M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This cardigan from Missoni is so stylish, you'll find reasons to wear it! The multicoloured cardigan is made of a blend of fabrics and features a relaxed silhouette. It flaunts jacqu...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Patterned Knit Fabric Pumps Size 38
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Step out with elegance in these lovely pumps from the house of Missoni. Crafted from knit fabric, they feature a gorgeous multicolor exterior along with a set of 10.5 cm heels. Compl...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Pink Lace And Satin Peep Toe Slingback Platform Sandals Size 39
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals from Missoni are just what you need for an evening out. The exterior is fashioned from delicate lace and satin and has a brilliant pink color, while the interior is lin...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Printed Canvas and Leather Tote
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This beautifully stitched printed canvas and leather tote is by Missoni. With a capacious fabric-lined interior, it will house more than your essentials. Boasting two handles and a s...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Knitted Fabric Bow Ballet Flats Size 37
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
In this pair of ballet flats, Missoni's signature of intricate fabric play is beautifully displayed. The flats have a splash of patterns in multiple colours all over the exterior, ro...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Grey Jersey Cowl Neck Detail Noodle Strap Top M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This amazing top is from Missoni. This grey piece is an absolute stunner that pairs well with any outfit variation you are looking for. It has noodle straps and a multicolor cowl nec...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Striped Knit Cardigan M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This exquisitely designed sweater by Missoni captures casual aesthetics with modern style. It is beautifully knit and styled with front buttons, long sleeves and colourful stripes th...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Striped Rib Knit V Neck Tank Top M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
With its elegant aesthetic, Missoni lets you master the subtle art of desk-to-dinner dressing with this top. Crafted from quality materials, this rib-knit tank top flaunts a striped ...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Maroon Leather And PVC Ankle Strap Platform Peep Toe Sandals Size 40
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Trust Missoni to not only revamp your style but also add a whole lot of charm to your everyday looks! These maroon peep-toe sandals come crafted from leather and feature PVC detailed...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Blue Knit Crossover Draped Three Quarter Sleeve Top S
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You'll love this comfortable top from Missoni for its lovely appearance and simple design. In a soothing light blue hue, this well-made top features a crossover draped front and thre...
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2010s Missoni

Missoni Crochet-Knit Beach Dress/Cover Up
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Missoni Crochet-Knit Beach Dress/Cover Up Multicoloured sheer dress designed with signature striped pattern. Detailed with metallic trim, wide sleeves and slits to the side. Featu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Missoni

UNWORN Missoni 2PCS Crochet Knit Lace Bridal Wedding Engegement Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning MISSONI dress Consisting of 2 pieces - crochet knit dress and silk slip dress "Lace" Crochet knit Finest rayon thread Faux Wrap Design Longer in back Deep Cleavage A timeles...
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2010s Italian Missoni

MISSONI Mare black white melange knit elastic wrap sarong skirt IT38 XS
By Missoni
Located in Hong Kong, NT
MISSONI Mare black white melange knit elastic wrap sarong skirt IT38 XS Reference: SNKO/A00319 Brand: Missoni Material: Rayon Color: Black, White Closure: Elasticated Extra Details: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Patterned Knit Draped Sleeveless Dress M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This dress by Missoni is so beautiful, you'll look fashionable every time you slip into it. Knitted in a patterned design, the sleeveless dress is complete with drape details and a s...
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2010s Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Blue Chevron Crochet Knit Kaftan Maxi Dress 42
By Missoni, Missoni Mare
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni's signature crochet-knit kaftans are a vacation staple. Yellow and blue tones make this dress style perfect for sun-soaked beach resorts. Stunning MISSONI kaftan dress Fant...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Lurex Knit Embellished Bodice Sleeveless Dress S
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Coming from the luxury fashion house of Missoni, this dress is an ideal combination of fun and style! Masterfully tailored from blended fabric, this voguish dress has embellishments ...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Green and White Patterned Knit V-Neck Sleeveless Dress S
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
An amazing and urbane piece like this Missoni dress deserves a special place in your ensemble. Be it any event, this green piece will be your first choice. Tailored from blended fabr...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Mare Multicolor Chevron Pattern Knit Sleeveless Tunic S
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Missoni Mare offers yet another tunic for fashionable women which has colourful chevron patterns and a cutout at the back. Knit from quality materials, it will keep you comfortable t...
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2010s Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Black Chunky Draped Crochet Knit Pullover Sweater 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Ultra-rare MISSONI Crochet Knit Sweater Deep black color Avantgardistic design with cold shoulders Unique piece Draping style Missoni main label Simply slips on Dry Clean Only Made ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Crochet Knit Botanical Print Maxi Dress Gown with Beaded Details 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni's multicolored knitted dress is a sensational investment piece, note the bold botanical print and a dramatic beaded neckline. This effortlessly luxurious style requires littl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Perforated Knit Ruched Sleeveless Dress M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Step out in style wearing this dress from the house of Missoni. Kick-start your weekend on a merry note with this elegant multicolored piece. Made from blended fabric, this will be y...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Multicolor Crochet Knit Kaftan Tunic Cover Up Mini Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni crochet-knit kaftan is cut for a stunning fit that's perfect for hot days by the pool. Offset the instantly recognizable zigzag pattern with a block-color swimsuit in a tonal...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Gold Metallic Crochet Knit Floral Kaftan Tunic Dress Cover Up 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Classic MISSONI signature zigzag crochet knit cover up dress Simply slips on Amazing gold metallic crochet knit Multicolor floral chiffon trimming Discreetly labele...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Multicolor Crochet Knit Jacket Blazer Cardigan Coat with Belt 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A stunning summer coat by MISSONI - impossible to find! Multicolored silk knit coat with a double-breasted hidden press stud fastening front. This Missoni coat has long elasticate...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Embroidered Crochet Knit Jumpsuit Overall Romper 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
This Missoni embroidered crochet-knit jumpsuit is as colorful and vibrant as the setting you'll likely be wearing it in. Classic MISSONI signature zigzag crochet knit Stunning color...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Tulle Cocktail Dress - 80s
By Missoni
Located in Milano, IT
Missoni Tulle Cocktail Dress is a dress with an elasticized bandeau top contrasted with a voluminous bell-shaped skirt made of several layers of tulle with an animalier pattern. CON...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Gold Metallic Crochet Knit Floral Jumpsuit Romper Playsuit 44
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
MISSONI signature crochet knit jumpsuit Stunning colors! Simply slips on Elasticated waist Amazing gold metallic crochet knit Multicolor floral chiffon Matching coverup in another li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Metallic Crochet Knit Bandeau Jumpsuit Playsuit Pants
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful MISSONI jumpsuit Classic signature zigzag crochet knit in lurex metallic Simply slips on Bandeau upper part with ribbed structure Gorgeous crochet knit legs Dry Clean only...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Black & Green M Missoni Knit Sleeveless Dress Size IT 40
By Missoni
Located in New York, NY
Black and green knit sleeveless A-line dress by M Missoni. V-neck. 29" bust, 23" waist, 40" length, 12" shoulder width.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Signature White & Gold Metallic Knit Dress Kaftan Cover Up 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni's stunning, classy kaftan has been crafted in Italy using the label's signature crochet-knit technique. The relaxed shape makes it perfect for slipping on over a bikini. Mi...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Multicolor pattern jacquard knitted coat in rayon Missoni
By Missoni
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Multicolor pattern jacquard knitted coat in rayon and silk lining. Snap closure in the middle front and pocket on both side. SIZE M/L
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Early 2000s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni 2PC Dramatic Deep Neck Crochet Knit Evening Dress Gown & Cardigan 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A very unique and sexy evening gown by Missoni - make an entrance with this stunning piece! DETAILS: A fantastic Missoni Crochet Knit Evening Gown Ensemble Consisting of 2 pieces -...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Signature Chevron Zigzag Metallic Gold Kaftan Maxi Dress Gown 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful multicolored golden lurex Missoni kaftan maxi dress Classic Missoni signature knit Simply slips on Deep V-Neck Crochet-knit detail trimming Dry Clean only Made in Italy Siz...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

NEW Multicolor Missoni Metallics Lurex Crochet Knit Tunic Mini Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
This multicolored sheer knit dress with lurex flecks from Missoni is a glamorous vacation piece. Combined with a floppy hat and statement sandals, this dress will lend a laidback loo...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Gold Metallic Crochet Knit Cardigan Jacket Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni Crochet Knit Cardigan Wonderful gold metallic colors Missoni main label Simply slips on So versatile - combine it with any outfit or even wear as a dress with slip dress & be...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Jacquard knit day dress with graphic pattern Missoni
By Missoni
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Jacquard knit day dress with graphic pattern. No fabric composition tag but the knit is rayon and the lining is silk. Button and button hole closure in the middle front and button a...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Crochet Knit Shimmers Bridal Engegement Cover Up Dress 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A fabulous Missoni crochet-knit kaftan dress Whether you're having a tropical destination wedding or just heading to your honeymoon, Missoni Mare's white kaftan...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Gold Metallic Crochet Knit Floral Print Jumpsuit Romper Playsuit 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Classic MISSONI signature zigzag crochet knit mini jumpsuit Stunning colors! Simply slips on Amazing gold metallic floral crochet knit Multicolor floral chiffon trimming Discreetly l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Seafoam Metallic Lurex Kaftan Tunic Dress Coverup 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Luxe Missoni knits are perfect vacation wear and are an easy way to add some jet set glamour to your beach look. Layer this kaftan over a bikini or wear with jeans for evening. ...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Double trouser made of one in mesh with fringes and one printed under Missoni
By Missoni
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Double trouser made of one in mesh ended with fringes and one printed underneath stitched together on the side. No fabric composition tag but probably rayon for both pant. Drawstrin...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Gold Metallic Crochet Knit Beaded Crystal Corset Midi Dress 42
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
A stunning evening gown by MISSONI - a rare find! Perfect a glamorous evening Midi length Golden shades with metallic lurex threads for a shimmering look Bustier corset top for a per...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Pink "Barbie" Embllished Draped Cocktail Saree Style Dress 40
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning MISSONI cocktail dress Signature crochet knit Finest Rayon-Silk blend Beautiful hand-beaded glass embellishments Peferct for a special occassion Draping over the shoulder Ho...
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2010s Italian Missoni

UNWORN Missoni Semi-Sheer Chevron Crochet Knit Kaftan Maxi Dress 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
This black Missoni maxi-dress is what you'll be wearing on your sunrise strolls along the Mediterranean sea – with both the view of your beach house decking and jug of Sangria in sig...
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2010s Italian Missoni

NEW Missoni Metallic Crochet Knit Track Jogger Style Pants Trousers 38
By Missoni
Located in Switzerland, CH
Missoni's signature crochet-knit pants are designed for a flattering loose fit. These silver sweatpants from Missoni are made from a soft knit with metallic threads for a hint of ho...
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2010s Italian Missoni

MISSONI SET Sequin-embellished Striped Crochet-knit Maxi Skirt and Top
By Missoni
Located in 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NL
Think of Missoni's colorful designs as sartorial serotonin. This maxi skirt and beautiful top has been crochet-knitted in Italy from soft yarns and dotted with light-catching sequins...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Mare Multicolor Chevron Knit Cover Up Mini Dress S
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Effortlessly made and chic in design, this Missoni Mare dress is easy to wear and easy to accessorise. Constructed in rayon, the dress has a plunging neckline and chevron patterns in...
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2010s European Missoni

Missoni Spring/Summer Rayon & Cotton Knit Cover-Up in Classic Missoni Zig-Zag
By Missoni
Located in Gresham, OR
Missoni Spring/Summer Rayon & Cotton Knit Cover-Up in Classic Missoni Zig-Zag: This classic Missoni lightweight swimsuit cover-up is asymmetrical in shape and the palette is in char...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Missoni

Missoni Multicolor Color Block Leather Gloves M
By Missoni
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Crafted from supple leather, the Missoni gloves are a fusion of luxury and style. Vivid hues converge in precise blocks, adding a pop of color to winter ensembles. With a snug fit an...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni Striped Lurex Blouse Shirt
By Missoni
Located in London, GB
Gorgeous Missoni striped lurex blouse - bought for £650 and new with tags. Made from soft sheer striped polyester/polyamide mix with a sparkling finish. Has pointed collar, cut away ...
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2010s Italian Missoni

Missoni fashion for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Missoni fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, purple, pink and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, and Gianfranco Ferré appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Missoni fashion from top boutiques around the world. Missoni fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $59 and tops out at $7,000, while the average work can sell for $495.
Questions About Missoni
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Authenticate a Missoni dress by carefully examining the quality. The Missoni dress is known for an exceptionally high-quality knit that delivers exceptional durability and is defined by a classic zig-zag pattern. Overlocked seams are a classic finishing touch. Missoni pieces are made in Italy, which should be specified on the tag, and the tag of newer pieces may feature an RFID tag. In order to be sure that your Missoni piece is authentic, having a professional evaluate it is ideal. Shop an array of expertly vetted Missoni pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni’s prints are based around the zigzag pattern that they are renowned for. This iconic knitting pattern has yielded colorful and eye-catching prints that give Missoni pieces a bold presence. Shop a range of brightly pattern Missoni pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    M Missoni is the diffusion line of Missoni. M Missoni features more casualwear, typically lower price points, and is targeted more towards younger fans of the brand. Shop a collection of M Missoni pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Missoni doesn’t make Splendid, but Missoni and Splendid, a Los Angeles-based casualwear brand, collaborated in 2018 to create a capsule collection. The collection features bright colors and was defined by plenty of stripes and floral themes. Shop a variety of Missoni and Splendid pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is known for their rust orange colored label usually sewn into the back neckline or an inside seam of their products. It proudly displays the logo of Missoni in an oval. Shop a collection of Missoni pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can tie a Missoni scarf in many different ways, depending on your personal preference. Try knotting it around your neck for a classic elegant look, or enliven a bag by knotting it around the base of the handle. Accentuate your ponytail by knotting a Missoni scarf around the base to hide your hair tie. Shop a collection of Missoni scarves on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Shop for Missoni products on their official website, at a range of high-end department stores or at their partner retailers. Use the store locator feature on their website to help you find a store near you. Browse a collection of professionally authenticated Missoni pieces from top sellers around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Angela Missoni is currently the president as well as the creative director of Missoni. She is the daughter of the founders, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. She has headed up the company since 1998. Browse a collection of beautiful Missoni pieces from top boutiques worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is known for their iconic zig-zag knit which it began using in 1962. They developed their unique style of knitting using Raschel knitting machines. The sleek feel of this knit gave it a luxurious, flattering style. Shop a range of Missoni knitwear from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is the last name of the founders of the Missoni fashion house. The Italian designing couple, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, created the knitwear brand in 1953. Shop a range of authentic Missoni pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni tailored garments, including suits and suit separates, are crafted at the Missoni factory located in Sumirago, Italy, near the Italian Alps. Browse a wide range of Missoni suits and other styles from some of the world's top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 19, 2024
    The difference between Missoni and M Missoni is that Missoni is an Italian fashion label that is famous for its luxury knitwear designs, and M Missoni is the brand’s casualwear diffusion line, a modestly priced offshoot of the main collection that was founded in 1988. M Missoni is aimed at younger buyers. 

    In 1953, Ottavio “Tai” (1921–2013) and Rosita (b. 1931) Missoni opened a small knitwear shop in Gallarate, Italy, paving the way for what would become an iconic style of colorful chevron knit.

    Missoni began with a tracksuit, which featured zippers down the legs because, as Rosita recalls it, “Tai was too lazy to take off his shoes when putting them on.”

    The couple’s fashion really took off, though, once they discovered the Raschel knitting machine on a trip to a shawl factory. The machine enabled the Missonis to knit multiple colors in a zigzag pattern, a motif that would go on to become synonymous with the Missoni brand across everything from its alluring vintage day dresses and sweaters to its purses, seating and rugs.

    Find Missoni clothing on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Yes, M Missoni is a luxury brand. However, pieces from the M Missoni collection are usually sold at lower price points than those from the flagship Missoni collection. The diffusion line debuted in 1998 and features sportswear designed to suit the tastes of younger women. Explore a variety of Missoni apparel and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is known for their iconic knitwear. They feature a renowned zig-zag pattern in their knit, and also often use bold colors and patterns to enliven their pieces. Shop a range of authentic Missoni pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is known for its iconic knit, featuring a zig-zag pattern. They use a variety of materials in their products, including merino wool, silk, cotton, viscose and linen. Shop a wide collection of Missoni pieces from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Missoni family still owns the Missioni brand. In 2018 they sold a minority stake of the company to an investment firm called FSI, but the family continues to own a majority stake. Shop a collection of Missoni pieces from top sellers worldwide on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni, the Italian luxury fashion house, is best known for its colorful knitwear and eponymous zigzag knit. Crafted with the utmost quality, Missoni knitwear continues to be coveted by fashion aficionados and luxury enthusiasts alike. Shop a collection of authentic Missoni garments from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is an Italian luxury fashion house that specializes in exceptional knitwear. Missoni Mare is a collection of swimwear by Missoni that integrates bold patterns and colors into beach-ready pieces. Shop for Missoni and Missoni Mare pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni goods are manufactured in Missoni’s factory located in the Italian countryside outside Sumirago, near the Italian Alps. The factory is part of the Missoni compound, a significant venue to the Missoni family. Browse a collection of Missoni styles from some of the world's top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Missoni is mostly manufactured in Italy. Missoni’s factory is located close to the Alps, near the town of Sumirago.​​ This location was chosen due to the Missoni family’s personal ties to the area. Browse a range of authentic Missoni pieces from top sellers on 1stDibs.

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