MILAN, Nov 12, 2008 / FW/ — Staying true to Missoni’s mission and goal of finding, encouraging and supporting new and creative talents who will be able to bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm for fashion for the maison, Angela Missoni is bestowing the Annabelle Award to a young talent whose prize is a one-year internship at Missoni.

To be presented during the Ninth Annual Stella Fashion Night in Zurich, Switzerland, Angela Missoni will announce the winner, whom she had personally selected among the crop of these year’s entries with Lisa Feldman, Director of Annabelle.

The gala night will take place at the Maag Event Hall. Angela and Margherita Missoni will entertain guests while images of the Missoni Spring/Summer 2009 show and the making of will be on display.

During the event, Margherita, the brand ambassador and the spokesperson for the Missoni perfume, will present the fragrance, which has only recently become available on the Swiss market.

Supporting the Annabelle Award for young design talents is just one of the multi-faceted Missoni programs in its commitment for design excellence. For years, the Italian maison had encouraged young design talents who had distinguished himself or himself among their peers.

Investigating, discovering and awarding up-and-coming talents and providing them opportunities to create and mix their unique perspective to the value and tradition of Missoni is one of the many reasons why the Italian maison has continued to be dynamic and innovative since it was founded.