The British Fashion and Textile Museum celebrates the heritage of Missoni family
May 5, 2016: London’s Fashion and Textile Museum – in collaboration with Museo MA*GA – explores the groundbreaking legacy of fashion designers Ottavio and Rosita Missoni through its latest exhibition of 20th-century European art and fashion.
Titled Missoni Art Color, the exhibition includes 40 paintings by famed artists such as Gino Severini, Lucio Fontana and Sonia Delaunay, which served as inspiration for the Missoni family’s apparel creations.
Art critic and historian, Luciano Caramel has curated works – many not shown in the UK before – from the MA*GA Museum as well as from private Italian collections. Charting about 60 years of fashion and art history, the exhibition also features textile studies, sketches and patchworks of knitted fabrics by Ottavio Missoni, alongside Angela Missoni’s fashion look designs, drawn from the label’s archives. Merino wool – the Missoni family’s favorite textile – dominates many of the garments on display.
Split in five sections – roots, Missoni style, passion for material, dialogues and the Missoni room – Missoni Art Color runs from May 6 – Sept. 4, 2016. Further information can be found at the Fashion and Textile Museum’s webpage.