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Founder of Italian label Missoni passes away at 92

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Ottavio Missoni, who founded the Italian fashion house of Missoni with his wife Rosita in 1953, passed away in his home in Sumirago at the ripe old age of 92. He had recently been discharged from a hospital where he was being treated for a respiratory problem.

The Missoni knitwear is known for its zig zag pattern of stripes, geometrics, bright colours and abstract florals. The Missoni brand is popular with Hollywood celebrities and well represented on the international fashion scene. The Missoni fashion line was first showcased in Milan in 1966. Missoni entered a collaboration with Target in 2011, which has been very successful.

All of the three children of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni are involved in the business. However, in January this year, the family suffered a blow when their son Vittorio Missoni, the oldest of their children and company CEO disappeared while flying a small plane. He was on vacation and flying to a Venezuelan island along with his wife and four others. They were never found.

Ottavio Missoni was an international athlete before the World War II. During the war, he was captured and sent to Egypt as POW. When the war ended he started making wool track suits, which were adopted by the Italian team that participated in the 1948 Olympics in London. He met his wife at Wembley.

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