Finnish design house Marimekko’s Pre-Fall 2022 collection draws inspiration from human imprint and interaction. The third collection under the realm of Creative Director Rebekka Bay is defined by contemporary craft, tactile materials and silhouettes that trace the body’s forms through artisanal techniques such as pinching, pleasing and twisting. In addition, the collection includes a special collaboration between the brand and French artist Virginie Hucher, resulting in a collection of wearable art.
Collection highlights: Modular outerwear and recycled bags
For Pre-Fal1 2022, Marimekko presents a set of modular outerwear, designed for layering accordingly with seasonal shifts. The new outerwear assortment includes a light-padded jacket, parka jacket and trench coat. The bags and accessories line introduces a new bag entity: the Wear All Day – bag, which is made of 100% recycled nylon.
In terms of seasonal prints, the abstract patterns by Antti Kekki emphasize the transition from previous rich botanical and floral references towards more muted fall hues, representing nature’s own ecosystem. The Hepokatti (bush cricket) and Naatit (tops) prints display dried flowers while wild autumn berries decorate the delicate Apajat (foraging) design. Alongside these new prints, the collection celebrates the renowned Unikko, Juhla Unikko and Koppelo (hen capercaillie) by Maija Isola and Noppa (Dice) by Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi
Wearable art: Introducing the Virginie Hucher capsule collection
For Pre-Fall 2022 Marimekko has collaborated with French artist Virginie Hucher, resulting in five unique pieces around her artworks. In the capsule, the Marimekko dress represents more than a mere canvas, as the silhouettes have been designed around the shapes of the original artworks. To ensure authentic painting-like qualities to the garments, the dresses were printed at the Marimekko textile printing factory in Helsinki. The capsule collection consists of three dresses, a top and a skirt.
Materials & Sustainability
The Pre-Fall 2022 collection emphasizes the idea of modularity. Designs in this collection align with previous collections and work together as a complimentary mix. Highlights such as modular outer wear and the ‘Wear All Day’ bag are examples of the design ethos at Marimekko, where timeless design is considered a key principle in the journey towards a future that leaves no trace. Materials in the collection include sustainable alternatives, such as cupro, responsibly sourced wool, organic cotton, and recycled nylon.