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.
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