By  on January 7, 2008

MILAN — When Angela Missoni set out to design the collection that would mark her return to men’s—she took over from her brother, Luca, this past fall—she quickly discovered she didn’t need to go far for ideas. Inspiration was right at home.

As she posted the words “refined contemporary, anti-conformist, ironic, sensual, relaxed” on her storyboard, she realized she wasn’t just conjuring up an idealized version of the Missoni man. She was also describing her own father, Ottavio, who with her mother, Rosita, founded Missoni more than 50 years ago.

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