Friday morning in Milan was all about two labels built on Italian savoir-faire – Tod’s and Missoni, but where the former staged its best-ever ready-to-wear collection; the latter lost its way under a new designer.
Italian brands Missoni and Palm Angels, both particularly active in recent months, have fused together their styles to create a collection of 150 pieces for both men and women which will launch on June 30.
Creative director at Missoni since 1997, Angela Missoni is stepping down from the role, but will stay on at the company as president, while her right-hand man, Alberto Caliri, takes over as interim creative director.
The Italian fashion label is reshuffling its senior management. While Margherita Maccapani Missoni has stepped down as creative director of the young line, Giacomo Missoni and Ottavio Missoni Jr have assumed new roles.
Milan Fashion Week kicked off Wednesday morning with a series of virtual events: a where a quartet of brands stood out - Missoni, DSquared2, Herno and A Cold Wall. A season bereft of large audiences, but not of ideas.
Carlo Capasa has been confirmed for the fourth consecutive term as the president of the Italian Fashion Chamber (CNMI), as Serge Brunschwig, Alfonso Dolce and Jacopo Venturini joined the new executive committee.
Keeping any business alive these days is no easy task, doubly so for a family business like Missoni. We caught up with Angela Missoni, creative director and daughter of the founder Rosita, for her take.
Diversification, licensing and retail expansion, these are the strategic priorities for the Italian fashion label, which is about to enter China and is launching its first watches line in partnership with Timex.