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Fashion News: Missoni’s Plane Found?

In sad fashion news a small plane carrying fashion executive Vittorio Missoni, along with his wife and several other passengers, may have been found on the island of Curacao. Missoni is the oldest of the founders of the Missoni fashion house. The plane which was supposedly not fully licensed to operate went missing in early January. While I hope that this is not the plane Missoni was traveling on, it would be nice if his family could have peace in knowing what happened.

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Trends: Tweed

Tweed has been popping up here and there in the fashion mags and on the celebs for the past few months, and I kinda like it! Originally, I just reserved tweed for Elle Woods and those attending law school, but tweed is actually quite functional; there’s a way to fit it into your outfit, no matter your style. A tweed blazer and jeans is a trademark of fall fashion after all!

Trends: Tweed

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Harper’s Bazaar Russia Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Harper’s Bazaar Russia selected 15 fashion designers to make special edition covers for their 15th Anniversary Edition. Some of the designers chosen include Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Versace, and Diane von Furstenberg. Each designer took a unique approach to honor Russia and the magazine. Karl chose to sketch Russian model Natasha Poly while Missoni used their signature zig-zag pattern. Which one is your favorite?

Cover images from fashionologie.com

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Even if you can’t read Russian, you can still appreciate the artwork! See more from the designers in the issue here

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Weekly Obsession- October 11

Vintage Missoni Stripe Set, $1,100 at FreePeople.com

Think you’ve heard enough about Missoni in the past month? Think again- Free People is currently carrying vintage Missoni in one of its online vintage collections.  The collection consists of mostly dresses, with some skirts, long sleeve tops, a hat, and a belt–all knits, of course!  Each piece is provided with precise sizing measurements, and a condition rating of the garment.  Prices range from $328-$1,198.  freepeople.com.

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Missoni Uses Circus-like Museum Artifacts for New Campaign

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The backdrop of Missoni’s latest fashion campaign is an exhibition of artifacts found from historic town fairs, amusement parks, and circuses, and hand-made woodland dioramas at London’s Museum of Everything, NYTimes.com reports.  The odd, intriguing, and madcap exhibition done by artist Peter Blake serves as the perfectly complementing backdrop to the high-contrast photos snapped by Juergen Teller of the Missoni family and friends in pieces from the iconic brand of color and pattern’s latest collection.

“I said ‘no’ to every other fashion brand, as well as magazines,” Museum of Everything owner James Brett said. “I was afraid they would turn the museum into a film set and the art into a bunch of props. But this was different, with every member of the family modeling, from 19 to 80. It all made sense and has been more like an artistic collaboration than a traditional campaign.”

NYTimes.com describes Peter Blake as “the king of Brit pop art in the 1960’s,” the artist who created the cover of the Beatles’ alum “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”  The exhibition will run until mid-February.  For more photos, go to nytimes.com.

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Milan Fashion Week Run-down

Milan Fashion Week showcased a full dose of diversity from the Italian designers, yet what they all had in common were exciting, innovative, wearable collections for Spring 2011.  Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier sent his models down the runway with wet hair and uncomplicated garments that moved with ease and nonchalance that still looked luxe.

Daily Front Row describes the Spring 2011 collection of Salvatore Ferragamo as “a marriage that simultaneously blends bohemian and aristocratic backgrounds.”  Long, flowing dresses were mixed in with tailored shorts, blazers, and trench coats, and were accessorized with head scarves and long-strap handbags.

Lace was the main ingredient of Dolce & Gabbana’s charming spring creation, accompanied by white summer dresses, soft florals, and crystals.

The collection of Donatella Versace exhibited geometric garments and patterns of black, white, turquoise, and red in a manner than was more restrained than usual. 

Missoni stayed true to its signature lively patterns, and experimented with volume for tunics and bohemian skirts.

It seemed as though the American South was the main inspiration for Moschino this season, but the collection steered clear of looking costume-y from bright colors, tailored suits, and bold polka dots and stripes. 

Giorgio Armani’s collection was entirely navy and black and showed luxe gowns, tailored jackets, and flattering pants.

For his 40th anniversary of design, Roberto Cavalli steered clear from what many designers are doing: “I know that a lot of designers are doing minimalism these days,” he said to Daily Front Row. “But I say, who needs minimalism when you could have great sex?”  His collection included sheer gowns and lace-up pants that allowed skin to peek through, fringe detail, animal prints, and alligator jackets.

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