• Marimekko | Spring & Summer 2011 Collection.


    Posted on 30th August, by Dana Tomić Hughes in fashion, product design. 6 Comments

    Fabrics from Marimekko’s spring/ summer 2011 collection. Delicious.

     

    In 2011 Marimekko will be 60 years old. 60 years! Wow, that’s a lot of years. Did you know this? I did not know this.

    I was very lucky to attend the launch of Marimekko’s spring & summer collection for 2011, which was held at Roller in Surry Hills last Wednesday. (Thank you Bill for inviting me to be your date.)

     

    More fabrics from the spring/ summer 2011 collection.

     

    So many beautiful prints and delicious colours on show, and each guest got to pick a cushion to take home. Winner! Major excitement, particularly as I discovered that my canvas bag also contained a gorgeous fabric covered journal (I have a thing for journals and stationery in general), and a pretty little fabric pouch. OMG! How much do I love free stuff? Yeah, like, a lot. Just like everyone else does. Especially when it’s really nice stuff.

    Anyway, sorry about that tangent. Back to Marimekko gear.

     

    But wait, there’s more. Fabrics from the spring/ summer 2011 collection.

     

    “I only want to bring people together so they can get to know each other and gain something from one another” said Armi Ratia, the founder of Marimekko, in summer of 1969. These words reveal a central idea behind the brand – for decades Marimekko has illustrated people’s everyday lives and brought them a dash of colour and joy.

     

    Clothing from the spring 2011 collection. Ok, I had no idea Marimekko did clothing. I’ve learned something new.

     

    For the anniversary year’s spring and summer collection, iconic graphical classic of the permanent colleciton are joined by ornaments, florals and colours inspired by the motifs such as lace tablecloths, Arab patterns, patchwork quilts etc.

    Surrounded by old and new treasures from Marimekko, we will eat, drink, wear, relax, take naps and live life to the full.

     

    Bags and accessories from the current collection – Autum 2010. How do you like me photoshop skills? I’m pretty impressed with myself actually (even though I realise this is seriously basic stuff, but it’s a big thing for me.)

     

    Autum 2010 – In Good Company tableware. Hotness.

     

    Autumn 2010 clothing. Loving, as in LOVING the print and the colours, although I would probably never wear any of them myself (cause I’m a bit boring when it comes to prints).

     

    Beautiful “mood images” from the Autumn 2010 collection. I love the glassware in bottom left image, especially the two-tone stemware. Oh and I really love that tunic in the top image – another fantastic print. Except the model looks like she has no legs. Interesting effect.





  • 6 Responses to “Marimekko | Spring & Summer 2011 Collection.”

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    2. Scoops says:

      Are Marimekko opening a store here? I hope so!!!

    3. Mart says:

      Everything is lovely in Marimekko!

    4. [...] 4. A lovely and colorful look at Marimekko’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection via Yellowtrace [...]

    5. The team from Kiitos Living by Design, Barwon Heads, also attended the mariemkko launch in Sydney.

      How fabulous where all the wonderful marimekko textiles, homewares and fashion ?

      We have a great selection of marimekko, fabric,fashion and homewares in store and there is more to come.

      Needless to say we have been marimekko devotees for a while now.

    6. [...] at 5:42am on a rainy Wednesday, that has to be feature-post worthy. Anyway, for more SS11 check out Yellow Trace Blog and Marimekko online.  The colors are just beautiful and I am obsessed with the patterns! [...]



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