This week I can’t stop thinking about the Marimekko for Banana Republic prints so all of my weekly faves are from the BR x Marimekko collection, which is available in stores on Thursday, May 22 (but you can sign up at the BR website to shop the collection online a day early).
Marimekko is a Finnish design company famous for its funky textile prints.
The company arrived in the US in 1951. Jackie Kennedy owned several Marimekko dresses, including this one from the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1960:
When I traveled to Helsinki in 2012, I annoyed my boyfriend by requesting that we stop at the Marimekko store in the downtown. Actually, I left him at a coffeeshop for a couple of hours while I went shopping. Lol. I didn’t buy anything — I was a poor graduate student, so that kind of limited my budget — but I instantly fell in love with their prints. (There are actually several Marimekko stores in the US, too, but none near me.)
Lol…can I go back to Northern Europe?
The collection includes petite sizes and will range in price from $39.50-$140. See the full lookbook here.
What are your picks from the collection?
I really like the peplum top in Siirtolapuutarha Print ($69.50, upper left) and the flower-print sundress (upper right).
Have a great week!