Harmoniously paired, the stretchy fabric and lovely floral pattern of Marimekko's Niili Dress merge to create a slimming silhouette. The soft-rounded shoulder allows the dress to have a relaxed structure while the short sleeves and heightened hem give you full range of motion and extreme movability. The stretch-cotton fabric is vertically printed with designer Katsuji Wakisaka's Puro or "creek" pattern. The blooms of the long-stemmed flowers are strategically placed at the shoulders and hips to give this basic shift dress the illusion of a shapely silhouette. A vibrant version of the swaying fronds and flowers that grown on the banks of a creek, hot pink flowers lay atop a grey background to create a dress with instant appeal.
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
In the 1970’s, Marimekko desired to expand their horizons and pursued the talents of two impressive Japanese textile artists, Katsuji Wakisaka and Fujiwo Ishimoto. In particular, Katsuji Wakisaka introduced new aesthetics which enriched and expanded the Marimekko style. Trained at the Kyo... More Katsuji Wakisaka