Ottavio MISSONI was born in 1921, growing up his interest in sports led to him becoming an international athlete. After World War Two, Ottavio set up a business with a friend, Giorgio Oberweger, making wool track-suits. His track-suits were popular and chosen by the Italian team for the 1948 Olympics in London. The business now has stores worldwide and has an exceptional reputation for knitwear. Known for their fine yarns, ripples of colour and multiple patterns, Missoni is an Italian icon for fashion and knitwear.