Marimekko s/s 2019

Marimekko spring/summer 2019

I went to see the annual Marimekko fashion show in the park on Friday. As usual, there were a lot of people, but I managed to find a spot next to the catwalk to take some pictures.

However, I’m not going to post every single outfit, just the highlights (= my favourites). And instead of posting just pictures of models, I’m going to include photos of some the artists performing at the event (since they were also wearing Marimekko s/s 2019 styles).

Marimekko s/s 2019 Fashion Show

For many people (myself included), Marimekko is first and foremost known for striped t-shirts. And since we can probably agree that I may be somewhat obsessed with stripes, I thought that might be a good place to start:

Marimekko stripes

And I think most people also recognise the iconic Unikko (= poppy) print. It was first introduced in 1964 (which makes it older than I am). Armi Ratia, the founder of Marimekko, had declared that Marimekko would never introduce floral patterns. So, as a protest, designer Maija Isola created an entire series of floral prints, including Unikko.

Fast forward to today, and Unikko is one of the most recognisable prints in the world, and still a standard feature of every Marimekko summer collection. 

By the way, I have this kaftan dress. Or, rather, I have last year’s version (mine has some pale pink in addition to ink blue and white).

Marimekko Unikko dress

Marimekko summer 2019 1300 x 1300

In the past few years,  Marimekko has been reintroducing some retro prints and styles from its massive archive:

Marimekko summer 2019 1300 x 800

But there’s more to Marimekko than recycling retro prints; there are also new prints every year:

Marimekko summer 2019 1300 x 800

Marimekko summer 2019 1300 x 1300

Marimekko summer 2019 1300 x 800

Marimekko dress

I hope you enjoyed my selection.


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  1. 19 May 2019 / 7:00 pm

    woww, I love this collection and would enjoy to watch the whole event!, so thanks for sharing!.
    I’m in love with the red poppies print, totally!.

    • Tiina
      22 May 2019 / 10:23 am

      You can see a video of the show on Marimekko website, I put a link in my post. I saw the show twice (they always have 3-4 shows a few hours apart) to get good photos.

  2. Arlene
    21 May 2019 / 5:27 pm

    Love all the colors and prints! I too would have loved to watch that event. Arlene from NJ

    • Tiina
      22 May 2019 / 10:26 am

      Thanks, Ruth. Marimekko is known for colourful prints and loose dresses. Although this year there were a lot of jumpsuits, too.

  3. Nicole of Highlatitudestyle
    24 May 2019 / 6:14 am

    Great collection. I can see you wear some of them and yes, I would love to have some of the dressess too! Thanks for sharing them at the Top of the World Style linkup party.

    • Tiina
      24 May 2019 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks, Nicole. There were a few dresses I really liked, and that I think would be great for summer. So tempting…

    • Tiina
      26 May 2019 / 11:45 am

      Thanks, Jessica!

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