We all know the ability of Ottavio and Rosita in blending colors, creating those famous zig-zags, original knitwear and colorful patterns.
What many don't know is that they married in 1953 and founded their Company blending together her family's business of embroidered fabrics in Varese, near Milan and his knitwear's business in Trieste.
The exuberance and work ethic of Rosita
the fantastic creativity of Ottavio (Tai)
In 1960 the first dress published on an Italian fashion magazine, in 1976 the first boutique opening in Milan (I was a fan of Missoni from the beginning, I remember the first dress I bought from their collection was designed by Emmanuelle Khan, before they took the whole production in their hands).
Now that their children are also a big part of the Company, Tai has moved to other interesting projects while Rosita has started a line of furniture with her sunny personality, still experimenting with trails of colors, patterns, geometrical shapes and lines.
A happy family, living, creating, working and constantly entertaining in a splendid house in the country just 1 hour from Milan.
Having three children and unknown (to me) number of grandchildren their house is always festive and of course...full of color!