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Marimekko S / S 2012

From their original patterns to bold colors, it’s no surprise that Finland’s Marimekko is one of my favorite brands.

The fragrance of spring’s first flowers. The sound of arrival and departure in the busy port. The colourful market, alive with smiling people, fresh vegetables, fish, seagulls. Long, leisurely hours spent with friends in cafés, parks, the nearby islands. Bike rides to the allotment garden to witness the miracle of growth. Moments of life in Helsinki…

Marimekko’s Spring / Summer 2012 collection has many beautiful ’60s and ’70s silhouettes, as well as trousers that are reminiscent of David Bowie’s iconic 1972 photoshoot with Masayoshi Sukita. I love how this collection playfully incorporates the mismatched prints trend by combining stripes with floral prints.

Left to right from top to bottom: 1. Kreisi-housut, 2. Lunni, 3. Tipo-hame, 4. Vieras, 5. Helle, 6. Mispeli-mekko, 7. Vilisee-neuletakki, 8. Hulmu-housut, 9. Puuske, 10. Liisa

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