The brand was founded in 1953 by Ottavio and Rosita Missoni. They set up a small knitwear shop in Gallarate in Italy. Their first collection was presented in 1958.
Missoni reached their peak in fashion in the 1970’s but in the 1990’s Rosita Missoni handed it over to her daughter Angela while focusing on Missoni Home.
Today Missoni stand for luxury and colorful designs dressing people and celebreties all over the world with their signature zigzag structures.