Adorably splattered with Maija Isola’s spritely Paprika print, the Marimekko Tomaatti Dress enlivens your wardrobe with moving pattern and bright color. In the beginning of her Marimekko career, Maija Isola was heavily focused in creating ornamental, small-scale prints. The 1960’s marked her official switch to patterns that were enlarged but also had an overtly organic feel. Full of flowing shapes and gently curving lines, her compositions began to have a natural movement and fluidity to them.
Designed in 1965, the liquid-like Paprika pattern is a good example of this shift. The print has explosive movement which gives the Tomaatti dress excitement but the boldness is perfectly balanced by its simplistic silhouette. Form-fitting, the dress has a classic boatneck, three-quarter length sleeves and is made from soft cotton-stretch fabric. These elements all add-up to make the Tomaatti dress the perfect union of comfort and couture.
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
Undisputedly the most famous textile designer to have existed at Marimekko, Maija Isola created over 500 prints during her long and colorful employment. The height of her design notoriety occurred during the 1960’s, right around the time when she created her explosive Unikko pattern. In add... More Maija Isola