Today, it’s world-renowned as a high-end clothing label with an insatiable love of zigzags, luxe knit fabrics, and geometric shapes — but Missoni actually started from very humble beginnings. Founded in the 1950s by Italian husband-and-wife team Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, the company began as a basement studio workshop anchored by two knitting machines and a collection of ideas. Word about Missoni’s bold, innovative patterns gradually spread among the fashion-following public — eventually reaching legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, who promoted the brand in the pages of her magazine. Missoni’s super-stylish footwear complements its dresses, pants, and M Missoni collection by reproducing the iconic zigzag and chevron motifs on flat espadrilles, crochet-paneled wedges, embroidered peep-toe booties, and sky-high heels. Looking for something subtler? Try Missoni’s combat boots in basic brown suede, or white striped canvas sling-backs with lace-up fronts.
Perfectly tailored pieces and colorful shoes from the cool L.A. designer
Darling D’Orsays, polished pumps, and functional flats styled for day or night
Turn up the chic on and off the sand with seaside must-haves, from swimsuits to wedges
Sleek slip-ons for a masculine-meets-feminine vibe.