Missoni Art into Colour

Missoni Art Colour

Fresh from our recent trip to Milan for Salone del Mobile 2016, which concluded with a trip to the new Fondazione Prada, the Tomorrow team extended its exploration of Italian design with a visit to the new Missoni exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum. Missoni Art Colour explores the creative process of Italian fashion house, Missoni, and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th Century fine art. The Bermondsey-based exhibition showcases over 60 years of fashion alongside paintings by modern European artists, and previously unseen textile studies, paintings and Arazzi by Ottavio Missoni. The personal artwork of Missoni is mixed with modernist masterpieces, including the work of Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini, that have influenced Ottavio and Rosita in the development of their signature graphic style. These works are drawn from the MA*GA Art Museum, Gallarate and from private collections in Italy, and the majority have never been exhibited in the UK. The selection of fashion looks, designed by Angela Missoni since 1997, is drawn from the company’s archive, starting in 1953 to the present day.

Missoni Art Colour runs until 4 September 2016