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2013 - Issue 5 - September

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TASTEMAKER Color Me Missoni F ashion designer Angela Missoni has certainly had her fair share of ups and downs this past year. She oversaw major developments at the family-run luxury label and celebrated the 15th anniversary of its contemporary offshoot, M Missoni, with a new boutique at The Forum Shops, all while mourning the death of her beloved father, Ottavio, in May and the loss of her brother, Vittorio, the house's top executive, whose plane inexplicably went missing en route to Venezuela in January (the wreckage was found in late June). Inheriting the role of Missoni's creative director in 1996, a title previously shared by her revered parents, Angela is largely responsible for elevating the Italian fashion house to its present level of fame. She recognized the potential in a new generation of Missoni-clad women and began building upon the brand's signature wave motif, introducing floral prints and denim to the collections and eventually launching the sister label, M Missoni. "M Missoni was conceived for the younger followers of Missoni's colorful, distinctive fashion and lifestyle," she says. "Our collections are always filled with bright colors, interesting patterns, continued on page 94 92 PHOTOGRAPHY BY LISA MAREE WILLIAMS/GETTY IMAGES FOR AUDI FASHION FESTIVAL IN A CITY OF SUPERLATIVE GLITZ AND GLAM, THE TECHNICOLOR WONDERLAND THAT IS ANGELA MISSONI'S NEW M MISSONI BOUTIQUE FEELS RIGHT AT HOME. BY ALEXANDRIA GEISLER VEGASMAGAZINE.COM 092-094_V_SS_StyleSetter_Sept13.indd 92 8/6/13 1:41 PM

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