Banana Republic Marimekko Collection For The Ladies ~ Sneak Peek!


Banana Republic and Marimekko, the gorgeous Finnish fashion and design house are partnering and I’m ridiculously excited about it. In fact, I’ll be one of the first lining up at the store the day it comes out! This limited edition capsule collection draws inspiration from Marimekko’s unique design of pattern and color and includes dresses, separates and accessories for women that will make her summer wardrobe pop.

bananarepublicBanana Republic Marimekko Collection includes 25 piece apparel and accessories that include blends of some of the most signature items from both brands, including Banana Republic’s iconic Hampton pant in Marimekko’s heroic black and white Kivet polka dot print. They are all made from natural fibers and designs range from an architecturally designed cotton tunic with a plunging neckline, to a billowing maxi dress, to a dramatic full skirt. The summer collection combines style with culture.

bananamarimekkoThe collection’s patterns were created by three of Marimekko’s storied designers and each one of them tell a unique story.

  • Jurmo: Designed by Aino-Maija Metsola
    Inspired by the remote island of Jurmo, this print draws inspiration from the rocky beaches, cliffs and high ground.
  • Kivet: Designed by Maija Isola
    A pattern built on circles cut with scissors, the print resembles rough-edge stones from the artist’s atelier.
  • Räsymatto: Designed by Maija Louekari
    Translates to “rag rug,” this print uses the texture of a woven rug, with braided strips of colour, to create a pattern that resembles circular dots dancing in a single file.
  • Siirtolapuutarha: Designed by Maija Louekari
    Translates to “allotment,” this multi-colour print is inspired by a journey from a bustling city to a lush garden allotment overflowing with flowers and vegetables.
  • Tamara: Designed by Maija Isola
    A 1960 classic, this black and white print draws inspiration from East European folkore, handicraft and ornamental patterns.

Statement accessories include bold Kivet polka dot ballet flats to vibrant printed Siirtolapuutarha zip clutches. The collection will be available for purchase exclusively at Banana Republic retail locations worldwide and in Canadian stores as well as online www.bananarepublic.ca beginning May 22, 2014.

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.


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