Fashion meets art: Missoni mosiac vase. Photo: EstorickCollection.com.
Not content to be known solely for its iconic zigzag dresses and famously skimpy bikinis, Missoni
-- founded in 1953 by husband-and-wife team, Ottavio and Rosita -- is reaching out to the art world via an exhibition at the Estorick Collection
Through September 20, the Italian art museum will host the installation "Workshop MIssoni: Dare to be Different," which will offer a bird's-eye view into the creative and technical process behind the Italian knitwear label, as well as a personal look at the Missoni family through personal works of art.
"We have always been interested in art, in its means of dialogue with fashion," says Luca Missoni
, creative director of Missoni Sport and the menswear collection.
Knitting pretty: Founders Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in a pile of patterns. Photo courtesy of Missoni
The exhibit will also feature the brand's recent efforts to be kinder to the environment. Missoni clearly knows a thing or two about keeping current.