Angela (1958). Italian designer. She worked in her family’s company for 17 years, learning different methods of production, organization and sales, before she created her own collection. Currently, she is the artistic and creative director of Missoni, responsible for communications, the image and style of the company. At the presentation of the Spring-Summer 1998 collection, she appeared on her own on the runway to receive the spectators’ applause, officially underlining the generational change within the fashion house. For Winter 2001-2002, she presented a collection on the runway dedicated to her father Ottavio’s 80th birthday: one-off pieces, with the tabloid-patchwork that heralded the success of the brand. The designer was inspired by Picasso’s iconography for the Summer 2002 collection and, for the following winter, she evoked the Danube, Transylvania, the Secession, and the fable of Hansel and Gretel.
&Quad;2002, October. For Milano Moda Donna, Angela Missoni proposed a light and seductive collection of stripes, geometric motifs, and patterns typical of the Missoni style, with the addition of various extra touches. Light scarves draped around the neck, floating ribbon-strings completed the garments like jewelry. Bustier-dresses with small Greek key motifs in contrasting knit and rayon, mini kimono-blouses in silk crepon printed with small geometric flowers, with appliquéd patchwork, short skirts that seem like patterned scarves.
&Quad;2003, March. The colors were even more sensual and romantic. Wave designs on knitted shorts, draped blouses in silk crêpe, mini-dresses that looked like seamless sweaters or with necklines decorated and fastened with long rows of buttons. Missoni also brightened up furs, with knitted fabric linings with wave motifs.