28 NOVEMBER 2003
Fashion shows at 13.30, 16.00, 19.00 & 20.30 in the Raphael Gallery
The V&A will be staging a series of exclusive catwalk shows of designs
by leading Italian fashion house Missoni this November.
Missoni, which celebrates 50 years in the industry this year, will bring
the vibrant colours of Italy to the V&A as creations from past and present
are modelled against the magnificent backdrop of the Museum.
Throughout its five decades in the fashion world, Missoni has come to
symbolise the essence of knitwear. Missoni artfully combines colour and
texture in soft, comfortable 'put together' shapes that create an unmistakable
image. Their knitwear creations - from swimwear and handbags to trousers
and dresses - are instantly recognisable by their distinctive rainbow
stripes and zigzags. The Missoni fashion phenomenon began in 1953 when
Rosita and Tai Missoni established a studio in a small town north of Milan.
Within a short period, their exciting and colourful designs caught the
imagination of the fashion world, and the Missoni name progressed from
strength to strength. Today it is enjoying a spectacular renaissance as
their children, Vittorio, Luca and Angela have taken up the reins of the
Together, they share the same commitment to family, dedication to a craft
and pride in a product. Angela Missoni, the creative director of the womenswear
collection has added a new dimension of youth and stylish innovation that
has introduced a whole new generation to the excitement of Missoni. Luca
is responsible for the design of the menswear collection and Vittorio
is Marketing Director.
Fashion in Motion is part of an Italian Evening, hosted by the V&A in
collaboration with the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Cultural
Institute of London.
Admission to the V&A is FREE
Admission to Fashion in Motion is FREE
There will be four shows, at 13.30, 16.00, 19.00 and 20.30
tickets call the V&A box office on 020 7942 2209
enquiries telephone 020 7942 2000