Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different

Last night I attended the opening of Workshop Missoni, an exhibition focusing on the iconic Italian fashion house Missoni, attended by Luca, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni.

I really enjoyed the clothes that were on display, and the video featuring Ottavio and Rosita Missoni talking about their lives and influences. It was interesting to see them looking at colours in nature and their native Italy for inspiration - the terracottas, the stone, the spectrum of greys in the woodland from dark almost slate to violets and green greys. It was also fascinating to take a glimpse of them at work in the studio - the drawings, the swatches, the knitting machinery.

(Also in this video was the artist Kaffe Fasset. I remember his books being on the shelves at home ever since I was a child. My mum who has always made amazing knitted creations, has always been a big fan. Follow the link to Kaffe Fasset Studio here)

There's an article about the exhibition here at indieLONDON

Workshop Missoni: Daring to be Different, will be on display at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art from July 1 to September 20, 2009.

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