Around the Design World in 180 Words: Fashionable Edition

  • Missoni continues in its mission to cover the world in garish stripes. The Italian knitwear house’s megacollaboration with Target hits stores on September 13 with more than 400 boldly patterned items that will range in price from $2.99 to $599.99. Meanwhile, Missoni recently announced that it will partner with Century Properties, the largest privately-owned real estate firm in the Philippines, on a residential development project in Manila that will feature interiors by Missoni Home.
  • On the other end of the Italian aesthetic spectrum, Brioni is calling it quits on womenswear and cutting ties with designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who was hired to helm the line in May 2010. According to WWD, the decision is part of ongoing acquisition talks between PPR and Brioni.
  • First comes web, then comes…print? That’s the plan for, which will launch a print magazine in October. Touted as “the first magazine to combine the immediacy of the digital experience with the richness of print,” Magazine will offer coverage of the spring 2012 collections just days after the last model has left the runway. Pre-order your copy here.