Marimekko Fall 2007

July 31, 2007 Katja Presnal

Marimekko Fall 2007


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Here are some pictures of Marimekko’s Fall 2007 collections, designed by Samu-Jussi Koski. He had his first Marimekko collection in spring 2005.

I have to say that I’m not totally crazy about the children’s collection. This children’s collection is modern everyday basics with bold Marimekko prints. It doesn’t really bring anything new, and while it does have the familiar Marimekko-look, it doesn’t appeal to me as much as their older collections.

The flower print is called Mehiläinen, and my favorite pieces of this collection are the skirts and the black cardigan.

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This Pisaroi print is not my favorite, even though the skirt above is pretty cute. It’s just a little too much for me, especially in this multi-color theme dress.
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Not to even mention, that my husband would choke in his morning cerial if he saw me coming downstairs wearing this dress.
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But I love so many other pieces in Samu-Jussi Koski’s women’s collection, which was inspired by a character in Astrid Lindgren’s novel in a setting of idyllic 1920’s Swedish country side and Mia Farrow’s movie characters in the 60’s.

Here are some of my favorites.

This sweater cardigan is pretty much the same as the children’s one, and it is made of a brand new material, 70% soy, 30% angora, I can’t wait to feel it!

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This one is so me:

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Great lines, and anyone would defenately get noticed in the Mehiläinen-print flower tunic shirt.

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I couldn’t find many pieces of these collections available in the US yet, but here are some links, where you might be able to find some later this fall:
KiitosMarimekko.com
Honfleurhome.com
Skimbaco also has a very limited Marimekko selection, of the Kaivo-print collection, now -75%.

Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (3)

  1. MMKODC

    I love your take on the collection. I helped to open the DC area Marimekko in large part because Maija Louekari’s work is so very inspired and inspiring and Samu-Josi’s pieces reflect the core of Marimekko’s founding philosophy: inspiration from art, history, culture, and surroundings translated into fashion or, as they put it, “lifestyle.” But I really just have one thing to say – it was an utter blast trying all of this on for size. The Omra didn’t work for me (OK understatement), but it did work for one of my friends at the American Film Institute. Thankfully, there’s something for everyone. I love watching Marimekko preserve what’s best in design yet manage to innovate at the same time. Marni

  2. Becca

    ooooooh. What a pretty collection. I have The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren. It was a serendipitous find and I love it!

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