Luca Missoni is the Artistic Director of the Missoni Archive that he’s developing into a communication and research tool to valorize the Brand Heritage.
Tai and Rosita Missoni’s second-born, he grew up artistically in the workshops of the factory. By the end of the 1970s he began working full time for the family company developing knitwear design, sparking interactions between technical advancements and the creative process: “I love discovering new potentials without compromising production, going beyond the results originally intended for a particular mechanism, to apply the art of our craftsmanship to the very outmost.”
Formerly the creative director of the Menswear and Sport Collections, since 2007 he dedicated his efforts to give a structure to the archival material the family had been accumulating over more than 65 years of creative work in the fashion and design industry.
He conceived and curated exhibitions as MISSONOLOGIA in Florence and in Milan (1994), Missoni Story in Gallarate (1995), OPERA in Tokyo (1996), Caleidoscopio Missoni in Gorizia (2006), Taller Missoni in Madrid (2009), Workshop Missoni in London (2009), Ottavio Missoni. Il Genio del Colore in Slovenia and Croatia (2012), MISSONI, L’ARTE, IL COLORE in Gallarate (2015) and in London (2016), Marc Chagall – Ottavio Missoni, Sogno e Colore in Noto (2017).
He is also a photographer and a star-gazer. For Luca Missoni photography has always been an essential part of his visual research. Passionate of Astronomy, the Moon is the protagonist of his artistic statement recently acknowledged with the publication of his book Moon Atlas.
He lives in Varese and New York with his wife Judith, an American artist.