The Missoni Home Story
Ottavio and Rosita Missoni first met at the Olympics in 1948 (Ottavio was competing and making track suits for the Italian Olympic team at the time). The two eventually married in 1953 and started up a small knitwear workshop in a basement in Milan. When editor Diana Vreeland mentioned Missoni in a Vogue article in the 1970s, Missoni pretty much exploded into the fashion world and soon branched out into menswear, perfumes and home furnishings. The company is mostly run by Missoni's children while Rosita oversees home wear.