Missoni
Nationality: 
italian
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1953
Italian knitwear house founded by Ottavio "Tai" Missoni(born in Dubrovnik, 1921) and his wife, Rosita(born in Varese, 1932) in 1953. Early in his career, Missoni, always an athlete himself, designed athletic wear, including the track suits worn by the Italian Olympic team in 1948. He was also on the team as an athlete. Since 1998 the designer in charge has been their daughter Angela and their extended family is fully involved in the business.They have designed in many areas including, theater, housewares, and recently a string of hotels.