Marimekko. Yay! It always makes me feel happy.
For her final collection for Marimekko, the Fall 17 show saw designer Anna Teurnell pay homage to the brand’s homeland: Finland, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence this year.
For this delightful collection she mixed exclusive prints, both old and new on retro silhouettes that were inspired by local nature, art, architecture and folklore.
Highlights included a long, brown shirtdress in the house’s fun new blobby Pop print, and a replica of a 1956 shirt from the archives in the iconic Piccolo freehand stripe.
My favourite print is the zigzaggy one which apparently was inspired by a handsaw but for some reason it makes me think of tyre tracks. Needless to say the snuggle duvet style scarves have my name written all over them...
Featured during the show was a film by Polish-Swedish photographer Kacper Kasprzyk, featuring ambient footage of models in looks from the collection in urban landscapes and the house’s mill in Helsinki. When I think of marimekko I always think fun fun fun but oh my goodness what a disconnect when I watched this film for the first time.
The music and juddering camera work made me feel quite unsettled and uneasy. Strange.