Missoni

24 Jan 19
Robb Report UK
He’s applied his creative nous for Rolls-Royce and Bugatti, and interior designed the State Limousine of British Queen Elizabeth II during a phase at Bentley, where he was responsible for the interior designs of the Continental and Mulsanne ranges. Now responsible for running Volvo’s design operations, Robin Page – pictured above, left, with colleagues Maximilian Missoni and Thomas Ingenlath – is guiding the future of a marque with some serious ambition when it comes to marrying luxury with tomorrow’s technical developments. What was the major catalyst that led you to this point? When I was 12 years old, our next-door neighbour was a lecturer at a transport design course at Coventry University and he was interested in art, cars and problem solving. He introduced me to the world of car design and advised me to do an Engineering Apprenticeship at Jaguars Cars Ltd and do extra evening studies in fine art, then bring these too skills together. Any other watershed phases? Another was when I joined Rolls-Royce and Bentley and for the first few years worked directly with extremely wealthy customers and created bespoke individual designs which I illustrated in front of the customer and then had to bring the drawings back to the craftsman. I then worked directly with some pretty interesting characters in order to produce the designs into special bespoke cars. It was a mixture of creativity, sales, problem solving and diplomacy. How is interior design changing in the automotive world? This is a really interesting time in the car industry. We have new opportunities to innovate as we move into full electrical platforms with flat floors and full autonomous vehicles without steering wheels and pedals. This means the layout of a traditional car can be challenged. As soon as the steering wheel disappears it opens up a world of opportunities to create an array of different environments, from living rooms to an alternative to an office to even a personal sleeping car, as shown in the Volvo 360c concept. In terms of a luxury interior design, it now goes beyond the traditional idea of beautiful materials and aesthetics. It’s now about seamlessly connecting people’s technology and therefore their lives into the car and discreetly hiding the ever-increasing level of technology in an elegant and smart way. The Volvo 360c Concept Vehicle How do you feel luxury is changing in a broader sense? People now expect more – not only beautiful luxurious interior design, using the best materials, but also elegant solutions when it comes to using technology in a smart and easy-to-use way. They want solutions which can foresee what they need next, but of course we’re all human so if the designed solution does not deliver the experience it soon becomes frustrating. This is the new challenge of luxury design. I also feel luxury design is moving away from the traditional materials and trending towards a recycled and sustainable route where storytelling and an understanding of the environmental message is very important to customers. When approaching something like creating a state limousine for The Queen, how does the creative process even start? As in most cases when you are working on one-off designs for customers, the project often starts with a conversation with the sales team who have spoken with the client. Then as a design team we start creating sketches and rendered drawings in order to illustrate the ideas. Then, these are reviewed with the client and further updated until you reach a point when you have agreement to move to the next stage of detailing up the design. You spend two or three months creating the initial theme and then a year detailing the design and getting it ready for production. Are there a lot of conflicts between interior car designers and engineers – over practicalities and so on? Yes of course, but that is what makes the job so much fun. I try and keep to the attitude that engineering challenges often bring even better design solutions, but of course there are times when you just have to grit your teeth and carry on. Life in the autonomous automotive era, as envisaged by Volvo Where – and in what circumstances – do you get your best creative ideas? Mostly during design reviews with my team. It’s great to work with a team of enthusiastic, creative people who are as passionate about design as you are. Other times I am just inspired by things around me, especially when travelling or reading about work from other industries such architecture, product design and fashion. Who inspires you in a professional sense? As an individual person I would have to say Thomas Ingenlath has been my biggest inspiration as a leader, and as a designer with such a great strategic vision. In terms of work outside the Automotive industry I would say the Snöhetta design team for architectural work and Georg Jenson team for clean and pure product design. What are your favourite luxury possessions? I am very lucky to own a 1967 E-type Jaguar, which is the car that emotionally inspired me to be a car designer. People often say time to think is a luxury, so my other luxury item is an old leather-bound notebook and ink fountain pen which I carry around on a daily basis in order to scribble down ideas which come to mind: a strange item in this digital world, but sometimes ideas are simply worth writing down by hand.  
24 Jan 19
Ed B on Sports

Alexa Chung From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Alexa Chung Chung in London, 2009 Born (1983-11-05) 5 November 1983 (age 35) Privett, Hampshire, England[1] Education Peter Symonds College Occupation Writer model fashion designer Years active 1999–present Alexa Chung (born 5 November 1983) is a British writer, television presenter, model, and fashion designer. She has authored the books It […]

24 Jan 19
LosAngelesMade

Vintage Missoni Blazer 🦋🌈💛💚 photography by @sophiaschrank 🧡Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:46:30 +0000 8 Likes so far Vintage Missoni … – January 23, 2019 at 05:46PM

23 Jan 19
Momming In Manolos

The other day I was wearing one of my favorite ruanas when not one, but two people said “I love your cape!” Now I will happily take a compliment from a stranger any day of the week (thank you, kind lady in the grocery store!) but a teeny part of my brain was saying “but… […]

21 Jan 19
The Irish Sun
FLARES are flying back into fashion. The Seventies look is a retro hit with celebs, reminding us of the days when Abba and the Bee Gees ruled the charts. Missoni were feeling the flares on their Spring/Summer 2019 catwalk Brooke Shields and Kelly Brook have both dared to flare lately, while Yves Saint Laurent and Missoni have put them on the catwalk. They can flatter your figure and lengthen legs but when worn the wrong way, can knock any Dancing Queen off her stride. Siobhan O’Connor scores the celebs who have gone there — giving each a Night Fever rating. Gigi Hadid went for a full orange look while rocking some lacy flares in NYC GET down on it, Gigi Hadid . . .  only next time, don’t take style tips from a carrot. While the 23-year-old model can pull off most things, this orange ensemble reminds us of a highlighter pen. Night fever rating: 2/5 Brooke Shields went for denim flares teamed with kitten heels AT 53, Brooke Shields should remember the golden age of bell-bottoms. She looked like hot stuff sporting a denim pair at a recent lunch in New York. Night fever rating: 3/5 Victoria Beckham went for high-waisted, leg-lengthening red flares with plaform shoes GO bold or go home. That seems to be the motto for Victoria Beckham, 44. She goes full Seventies here, teaming flares with platform heels. Night fever rating: 5/5 [boxout headline=”Siobhan’s tips for doing flares rigt”]  Follow Victoria Beckham with high-waisted styles to lengthen legs and balance out hips.  Keep the hems an inch or two off the floor. No one wants soggy bottoms in wet weather. Invest in a pair that work outside the disco. Tailored styles will put your best foot forward in the office, too.  Avoid styles that swamp you. Billowing legs make you look wider and shorter.  Steer clear of low-cut pairs, as seen on Britney Spears in the early Noughties. That trend does NOT need a revival. Don’t team your flares with crochet, ponchos or anything else that screams “Seventies fancy dress”. [/boxout] Olivia Palermo teamed her flares with a matching blazer for a smart red carpet look TAILORED flares look smart and chic on Olivia Palermo, 32. The actress opted for a chic red co-ord at December’s British Fashion Awards. Night fever rating: 3/5 Meghan Markle went for a all-black look and a pair of simple, elegant flares EVEN the royals are showing a flare for fashion. Meghan Markle opts for Altuzarra trousers at an event in September. The black is smart but not too groovy. Night fever rating: 3/5 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Kelly Brook went for a bold animal print and a large flare KELLY BROOK, 39, sent us wild with this fierce pair of animal-print trousers last week. They skimmed her curves but could have done with more structure. Night fever rating: 2/5 [bc_video video_id=”5989061088001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Fashion highlights from the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards “]
21 Jan 19
The Sun
FLARES are flying back into fashion. The Seventies look is a retro hit with celebs, reminding us of the days when Abba and the Bee Gees ruled the charts. Missoni were feeling the flares on their Spring/Summer 2019 catwalk Brooke Shields and Kelly Brook have both dared to flare lately, while Yves Saint Laurent and Missoni have put them on the catwalk. They can flatter your figure and lengthen legs but when worn the wrong way, can knock any Dancing Queen off her stride. Siobhan O’Connor scores the celebs who have gone there — giving each a Night Fever rating. Gigi Hadid went for a full orange look while rocking some lacy flares in NYC GET down on it, Gigi Hadid . . .  only next time, don’t take style tips from a carrot. While the 23-year-old model can pull off most things, this orange ensemble reminds us of a highlighter pen. Night fever rating: 2/5 Brooke Shields went for denim flares teamed with kitten heels AT 53, Brooke Shields should remember the golden age of bell-bottoms. She looked like hot stuff sporting a denim pair at a recent lunch in New York. Night fever rating: 3/5 Victoria Beckham went for high-waisted, leg-lengthening red flares with plaform shoes GO bold or go home. That seems to be the motto for Victoria Beckham, 44. She goes full Seventies here, teaming flares with platform heels. Night fever rating: 5/5 [boxout headline=”Siobhan’s tips for doing flares rigt”]  Follow Victoria Beckham with high-waisted styles to lengthen legs and balance out hips.  Keep the hems an inch or two off the floor. No one wants soggy bottoms in wet weather. Invest in a pair that work outside the disco. Tailored styles will put your best foot forward in the office, too.  Avoid styles that swamp you. Billowing legs make you look wider and shorter.  Steer clear of low-cut pairs, as seen on Britney Spears in the early Noughties. That trend does NOT need a revival. Don’t team your flares with crochet, ponchos or anything else that screams “Seventies fancy dress”. [/boxout] Olivia Palermo teamed her flares with a matching blazer for a smart red carpet look TAILORED flares look smart and chic on Olivia Palermo, 32. The actress opted for a chic red co-ord at December’s British Fashion Awards. Night fever rating: 3/5 Meghan Markle went for a all-black look and a pair of simple, elegant flares EVEN the royals are showing a flare for fashion. Meghan Markle opts for Altuzarra trousers at an event in September. The black is smart but not too groovy. Night fever rating: 3/5 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Kelly Brook went for a bold animal print and a large flare KELLY BROOK, 39, sent us wild with this fierce pair of animal-print trousers last week. They skimmed her curves but could have done with more structure. Night fever rating: 2/5 [bc_video video_id=”5989061088001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Fashion highlights from the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards “]
21 Jan 19
The Scottish Sun
FLARES are flying back into fashion. The Seventies look is a retro hit with celebs, reminding us of the days when Abba and the Bee Gees ruled the charts. Missoni were feeling the flares on their Spring/Summer 2019 catwalk Brooke Shields and Kelly Brook have both dared to flare lately, while Yves Saint Laurent and Missoni have put them on the catwalk. They can flatter your figure and lengthen legs but when worn the wrong way, can knock any Dancing Queen off her stride. Siobhan O’Connor scores the celebs who have gone there — giving each a Night Fever rating. Gigi Hadid went for a full orange look while rocking some lacy flares in NYC GET down on it, Gigi Hadid . . .  only next time, don’t take style tips from a carrot. While the 23-year-old model can pull off most things, this orange ensemble reminds us of a highlighter pen. Night fever rating: 2/5 Brooke Shields went for denim flares teamed with kitten heels AT 53, Brooke Shields should remember the golden age of bell-bottoms. She looked like hot stuff sporting a denim pair at a recent lunch in New York. Night fever rating: 3/5 Victoria Beckham went for high-waisted, leg-lengthening red flares with plaform shoes GO bold or go home. That seems to be the motto for Victoria Beckham, 44. She goes full Seventies here, teaming flares with platform heels. Night fever rating: 5/5 [boxout headline=”Siobhan’s tips for doing flares rigt”]  Follow Victoria Beckham with high-waisted styles to lengthen legs and balance out hips.  Keep the hems an inch or two off the floor. No one wants soggy bottoms in wet weather. Invest in a pair that work outside the disco. Tailored styles will put your best foot forward in the office, too.  Avoid styles that swamp you. Billowing legs make you look wider and shorter.  Steer clear of low-cut pairs, as seen on Britney Spears in the early Noughties. That trend does NOT need a revival. Don’t team your flares with crochet, ponchos or anything else that screams “Seventies fancy dress”. [/boxout] Olivia Palermo teamed her flares with a matching blazer for a smart red carpet look TAILORED flares look smart and chic on Olivia Palermo, 32. The actress opted for a chic red co-ord at December’s British Fashion Awards. Night fever rating: 3/5 Meghan Markle went for a all-black look and a pair of simple, elegant flares EVEN the royals are showing a flare for fashion. Meghan Markle opts for Altuzarra trousers at an event in September. The black is smart but not too groovy. Night fever rating: 3/5 [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Kelly Brook went for a bold animal print and a large flare KELLY BROOK, 39, sent us wild with this fierce pair of animal-print trousers last week. They skimmed her curves but could have done with more structure. Night fever rating: 2/5 [bc_video video_id=”5989061088001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Fashion highlights from the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards “]
21 Jan 19
FASHOM BLOG

The #10YearChallenge isn’t just making a comeback with how people looked from ten years ago to now. 90’s styles and early 00’s are making a comeback into the fashion industry, and it has been showing on recent runway shows. With F/W 2019 shows approaching in February, there is high expectancy on what styles and trends […]

21 Jan 19
By the Mighty Mumford

Originally posted on fashion with compassion:
November is gone with the autumn wind and an icy winter wind has blown in from the north. I’m glad we had a number of milder days to wear one of my favourite autumn coats that I bought several years ago. My hemp scarf is bought at Drizzle and Shine, so…

20 Jan 19
Vision Care

Missoni Eyeglasses MI336V MI/336/V 01 Gold w/Crystals Optical Frame 53mm – Buy – Missoni Eyeglasses MI336V MI/336/V 01 Gold w/Crystals Optical Frame 53mm

19 Jan 19
Vision Care

Missoni Women’s Eyeglasses MI345V MI/345/V 01 Black/Tortoise Optical Frame 52mm – Buy – Missoni Women’s Eyeglasses MI345V MI/345/V 01 Black/Tortoise Optical Frame 52mm

19 Jan 19
Hello World

This report studies the global market size of Decorative Accessories in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America and Middle East & Africa, focuses on the consumption of Decorative Accessories in these regions. This research report categorizes the global Decorative Accessories market by players/brands, region, type and application. This report also studies […]

17 Jan 19
Footwear News

The designer of Bougeotte wants to make the perfect shoes for chic travelers.

17 Jan 19
WWD

The avenue continues to attract luxury and designer tenants.