Art Deco angularity weds summer breezy ruffles and girly pleats as the salmon, pink and black hues made popular in the early 80s make a fashionable comeback in Samu-Jussi Koski’s Spring/Summer 2008 collection for Marimekko. The line is predominated by the Sireeni pattern with the main focus of the collection being the geometric Attica, originally designed by Maija Isola, which was a hallmark of Marimekko designs in the early 60s. Koski’s collection reflects a delicate yet stylish simplicity in its feather weight silk dresses and fragile pure cotton tops along with the long cotton Akemi anorak that reflects its urban inspirations to the tee. The Marimekko Spring 2008 bag collection has the genius of the brand’s veteran design Mika Piirainen whose Horisontti carry-all (size 54 X 47 X 18 cm) and the Ankkuri shoulder bag (35 X 30 X 11 cm) exude all the rustic elegance of 100% cotton canvas with another of Isola’s iconic patterns from the 80s on it, the Dyyni, which compliment the fashion collections superbly.
Source: The Cool Hunter