Marimekko is a Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company’s product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware.

When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. Marimekko products are sold in about 40 countries.

Marimekko’s story is said to have begun in the Viljo Ratia’s textile printing factory. His wife, Armi Ratia, finds new, bold print patterns for her husband’s company. Armi has a clear idea of the future.

“One has to dream,” Armi says. “And one must stand out from the rest.”

Printex- and later Marimekko – will print textiles by hand until December 1973. Through the years the company has changed hands but the vision that made Marimekko so unique it’s still in place.

Last September we had the chance to take a closer look at the collection for Spring/Summer 2016.

Marimekko Spring/Summer 2016 collection at PFW image ©Akin Abayomi for Livingfash

Bright and colorful tones.  Flower prints and graphic dots.

Mod- inspired.


The dotted line….


Less obvious

All images ©Akin Abayomi for Livingfash

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