A small-scale repeating wave design, the Marimekko Alex Teal/Navy Tie was inspired by the movement of sea. Designed by Annika Rimala in the late 1960's, she was enamored with the calming motion the waves had as they gently crashed upon the sea shore. In ode to the mighty sea, Rimala created this bold yet controlled pattern called Papajo. The perfect accent to any attire, wear this tie with a formal suit or a casual blazer and always be smartly dressed.
The bold, effusive prints and textiles of Marimekko are the first to come to mind for many when thinking about Finnish design. Founded in 1951 by Finnish couple Viljo and Armi Ratia, the name Marimekko translated literally means "Mary-dress." Marimekko’s impact reaches beyo... More Marimekko
Annika Rimala was a driven Marimekko designer who used cheerful patterns and liberating shapes to define her fashion sensibilities. A student of graphic arts at the Institute of Industrial Arts of in Helsinki, she was encouraged to work at Marimekko by the keen eye of her neighbor. Her firs... More Annika Rimala