Updated March 29, 2019
Several years ago Target made big news in the fashion world with a collection designed by the Italian fashion house Missoni. It was a huge success and sold out quickly. I’ve updated this post from the time because Missoni is an outstanding source of inspiration for original Bargello projects.
At the time New York magazine had a slide show of the Missoni line in various room settings. A Google image search on Missoni yields tons of great pictures, many of which would make great Bargello projects.
I love Missoni because there patterns can be translated so easily to Bargello, almost with no trouble at all. Take the outfit pictured here.
- You could use the color scheme on the socks with brown every other row, to create a Bargello in this scheme using your own selection of colors.
- You could use the simple zig-zag in the socks to do another Bargello in these colors or in others.
- The solid brown stripe flanked by Bargello in the dress is so compelling — why not use the idea of a wide stripe with Bargello as a plan for a contemporary pillow?
- You could use the hat for inspiration by flanking a strip of narrow, colorful Bargello with a light neutral on either side.
And this is from just one of the pictures! Think of the possibilities in the pictures of the whole line.
If you need a Missoni Bargello fix now, I have designed two Missoni-inspired projects that are available free:
I’m so jazzed by this, I’m going to do some new Missoni-inspired pieces.