A quick review of the Missoni Art Colour exhibition at the Fashion & Textile museum. I didn't think I was a huge fan of Missoni until I went to see this. The exhibition explores the creative process behind the designs of this iconic duo, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni.
They take a lot of their inspiration from the colours, compostion and texures of fine art. The show starts with a selection of their 20th Century art collection and builds from there to show how they build the distinctive Missoni brand. Their famous many hued stripes evolved due to the fact that the machines they originally used in the 1950s, could only produce stripes.
There's also a great film in a small side room by Ali Kazma which shows the inner workings of the House of Missoni. Ali was fascinated by the juxtaposition of the old school craftsmanship and the contemorary designs.
The quote that stuck in my mind from this exhibition is " a world without colour would be a world without life"