Last weekend I went to the 'Missoni: Art and Colour' exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey. This is one of favourite museums in London and I also LOVE Missoni, so this was a winning combination. I have loved Missoni for over 10 years now, being one of the key brands that helped me reaffirm that I wanted a career in the fashion industry. Having the opportunity to see so many incredible looks from several Missoni collections was exceptionally inspiring. The exhibition is in association with MA*GA Art Museum, Italy, and The Woolmark Company.
The exhibition draws on the private archive of Missoni collections from 1953 to the present day, but also explores the leading 20th century artists who first inspired Ottavio and Rosita Missoni to create their now signature and iconic style. Works on display are by the likes of Sonia Delaunay, Gino Severini and Edoardo Landi.
If you are a textiles designer/student or you work in fashion, then I highly recommend this exhibition. It is a prime opportunity to see the collections, print and knitwear samples close up. I also discovered several artists whose work I will now research further as I really liked what I saw. I'm such a magpie when it comes to colour and print, so you can imagine I was in my element looking at all the work! Just look at all the vibrant colour and texture in the below garments...
Missoni Art Colour runs until the 4th of September, tickets £9.
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