Video: Converse x Marimekko
by Harry / February 7, 2011
From @Converse and Marimekko, a women's specific collection combining Converse's most popular silhouettes - such as Chuck Taylor All Star High and Ox - with Marimekko's signature pattern designs.




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"The Marimekko patterns featured in the sneakers include Tarha from 1963 and Pikkusuomu from 1965 by Annika Rimala and Kirppu from 1980 by Maija and Kristina Isola. Annika Rimala's modern and original Marimekko designs adorned the covers of international fashion magazines as early as in the 1960's. In 1967, she was chosen as one of the most influential fashion designers in the world."

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"Maija Isola, important reformer and forerunner in the design of printed fabrics, designed over 500 fascinating fabric prints for Marimekko through her career - one of them being Kirppu, co-designed with her daughter Kristina Isola."

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