One of the high-end Italian fashion houses based in Varese, Missoni is widely known for its quirky style and colorful knitwear designs. The company was founded back in 1953 by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. Before we get to talk about Missoni Home and the décor and apparel departments, we need to learn about T&J Vestor, a leading Italian household fabrics manufacturer with a durable history in Italy.
Established more than a century ago, T&J Vestor still operates from its original headquarters in Golasecca. It opened on the banks of the Ticino river in 1921. The initials “T&J” unite the names of the two founding families, Torrani and Jelmini. The third generations of both of these families are currently running the company.
History of T&J Vestor & Missoni Home
Seeing the origins of T&J Vestor, it comes as no surprise that the brands’ bond with Missoni is also a family affair. Missoni is a renowned international player in both the lifestyle and fashion sectors. Rosita Missoni (Jelmini by her maiden name), is in fact the sister of Alberto and Giampiero, the leadership team of T&J Vestor. They run the company with their Torrani cousins.
Thanks to the Missoni Home’s growing success over the years, the collection was gradually expanded and enriched. The exquisite embroidered, printed, or jacquard fabrics are still a signature of the brand, but you can also buy products for indoor and outdoor furnishing, as well as decoration for the home.
Recent years have brought the company’s significant expansion into the eye of the international public. The furnishings designed by Rosita Missoni are now a major part of the brand’s beautiful assortment of textiles and ideas for the home. T&J Vestor’s technology and extensive know-how combined with Missoni’s unique creativity were the winning elements of a successful partnership.
Missoni operates under multiple brands; some have been discontinued (such as Missoni Sport). This athleisure branch was initially licensed out, then brought in-house in January 2002, and then discontinued. Then the M Missoni brand replaced it as a less expensive version, manufactured and distributed by Marzotto.
Missoni Home, one of our main focuses today, finds its origin in furnishing fabrics produced in partnership with Rosita’s family company. In November 2005, Missoni signed an agreement with Rezidor Hotel Group to found Hotel Missoni, planning to open 30 hotels by 2012. Unfortunately, this branch was also discontinued in 2014 when the agreement ceased.
The Philosophy behind ‘Home’
Ever since the beginning, Home was one of Rosita’s most ardent passions. Just like a building in constant evolution, the Missoni Home project changed and expanded its life choices and lifestyles. It started from fabrics and not it’s also creating furnishings.
No-one explains the branch’s creative philosophy better than Rosita: “Home is alive. It’s constantly evolving and never finished. Furnishing my way means creating a habitat that’s ordered yet informal, versatile and welcoming. My home […] must evoke emotions and curiosity, it has to become an oasis of colors and moods, a snug shell full of appealing, unusual elements in out-of-the-mold arrangements…”
The Missoni Home brand was clearly influenced by Rosita’s personal vision of the home atmosphere and furnishings. She creates innovative shapes for sophisticated settings; unusual, captivating fabrics; a feeling of artsy but with a light touch; seemingly simple elements that easily blend into existing environments; splashes of vibrancy and color.
In addition, Missoni Home also provides forms for uniting and separating, easy to move around – including from indoors to outdoors or vice versa. What a simple yet efficient way to bring the magic atmosphere of the garden indoors!
Home Furnishing Project
The home furnishing collection designed by Rosita Missoni enables a sense of color to interweave with manufacturing ability. The resulting products simply stand out due to their sunny personality and creative spirit. This home decoration project encourages customers to broaden their view of the elements, challenging the limit between fabric and furnishing.
The design concept for the ideal home invokes the emotions and inspiration of fashion. Thanks to the almost symbiotic relationship between Missoni and T&J Vestor, the complex ideas can easily be turned into advantageous textile and furniture solutions. On one end of the collaboration, Missoni remains one of the top fashion designers. T&J Vestor, on the other hand, brings to the table a long tradition in home fabrics and high range of furnishings.
M Missoni – Stylish Apparel
Currently managed by Valentino S.p.A., M Missoni is a licensed brand, an apparel line dedicated to young and sophisticated women who like to sport the Missoni style. The entire collection provides women with a distinct style and uniqueness a total and easily recognizable look.
Whether you’re looking for casual and cool or chic and colorful, the brand has it all. The brand has achieved international fame thanks to its versatility and wearability. The distinctive style was originally made famous by its parent line Missoni, and it has passed the test of time for over 50 years.
M Missoni has a very distinct signature style and palette. In a sense, its patterns and prints have almost become synonymous with a keen sense of taste. Buying their apparel allows fashion enthusiasts to wear exquisite abstract or figurative motifs inspired by nature, as well as art and architecture inspired clothing.
While still connected to tradition, M Missoni’s constructions, cuts and fits speak of a new season of fashion. The creations are the true credentials of a spirit of non-conformist freedom. The M Missoni line is currently present in over 60 countries across the globe, featured in more than 1000 points of sale.
Angela Missoni, Creative Director of the brand said: “I have conceived the M Missoni line as a collection of wearable pieces, easy to mix and match, pieces that women can wear around the clock, that can last in their wardrobe. Made with practical, comfortable materials, they are designed to be used and reinvented season after season.”
Collection of Spring 2017
The latest in the M Missoni collection – the Spring 2017 line – will soon launch in the Big Apple. It is meant to mimic the pop mood of the Soho, Tribeca and Greenwich village districts with strong and intense colors. The clean lines of the new clothes are a clear reference to basic geometry. The materials are full of vitality thanks to intarsia designs, semi-chunky relief effects, and innovative takes on all-time favorite zigzags.
Similarly, a kind-of chunky feel sprinkles something extra special on top, such as the abstract jacquard designs. You’ll see downtown or city skyline maps incorporated into the collection, as well as street art images à la steve strauss. Not to mention the clever stylization of the M logo in lightning mode (pattern will be alternatively available in print form)!
If you’re interested in checking out the Missoni creations, head over to the brand’s official website. But first, there’s a quick preview below to help you visualize the overall style of the products.
M Missoni Circus Two-Piece Cover-Up Black Women’s Swimwear Sets
Summer is around the corner, so it will soon be time to hit the beach. But what if you want to go grab a bite as you start tanning? When it’s time to hit the restaurant, put away that beach towel and wrap your body in this fun M Missoni swimsuit cover-up. It features a scoop neck top with no sleeves and a drawstring hem. The back remains exposed so you can take in the breeze on a hot day. The second piece is a stretch waist shorts with a loose fit and a straight hem. You’ll instantly fall in love with the abstract circus print throughout that was made in Italy.
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M Missoni Zigzag Chevron V-Neck Sheath Dress
M Missoni is simply full of color and this sheath dress is the perfect example to illustrate that. This zigzag chevron patterned V-neck dress is not just light weighted, but also very flattering to your silhouette. It features a hidden back zip closure, and cap sleeve. The material’s origin is Italy, like the vast majority of the M Missoni’s creations.
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M Missoni Zigzag Button Cardigan
You need something to cozy while you wait for summer to come, and why not choose this M Missoni zigzag cardigan? Featuring buttons in the front, the sweater comes in a gorgeous combination of color that sums up an overall flattering style. The zigzag print will also make a comeback in the Spring 2017 collection so keep an eye out for that!
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Missoni Rocking Chair
In addition to M Missoni apparel, we’ve also decided to feature one of the updated furnishings by Missoni Home. The brand took the classic rocking chair and added a sassy, handcrafted twist. The Missoni’s signature graphic prints are already popular worldwide, but this number takes a more subtle approach to the upholstery. It’s structure is low to the ground and remarkably comfortable.
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