• Marimekko: The Design Of The Poppy

    "Unikko" is what they call it. This year Unikko turns 50 and we can't get enough of the poppy print! The Helsinki-based fashion house Marimekko, founded by Ms. Armi Ratia herself, once defined the brand as "a cultural phenomenon guiding the quality of living". I suppose this mantra is what appealed to Jackie Kennedy in the 1960's, when she was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated posed in a red dress by the stylish Finnish brand. There's a focus on its strong Scandinavian identity while using plenty of pretty poppy prints in its designs. These are one of those...

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