converse + marimekko: spring collection
converse + marimekko: spring collection converse + marimekko: spring collection
feb 08, 2011

converse + marimekko: spring collection

‘chuck taylor all start ox’ in marimekko’s pikkusuomu and tarha (exterior) patterns, part of the ‘converse ♥ marimekko’ collection

converse‘s classic sneakers are outfitted in the textile patterns of finland’s marimekko in the collaborative ‘converse ♥ marimekko’ collection.

patterns featured on the shoes include ‘tarha’ and ‘pikkusuomu’, designed by annika rimala in the 1960s, and ‘kirppu’, designed in 1980 by maija isola and her daughter kristina.

the women-specific line will be sold globally beginning in february.

‘chuck taylor all star high’ in marimekko’s pikkusuomu pattern

full and detail views of ‘chuck taylor all star ox’ in green kirppu pattern

the ‘converse ♥ marimekko’ collection

detail view of ‘chuck taylor all start ox’ in marimekko’s pikkusuomu (on the tongue) and tarha (exterior) patterns

‘chuck taylor all star ox’ in red kirppu pattern

the shoes atop some of the marimekko textiles used in their creation

the video illustrates the history of the collaboration, providing insight into the women’s focus of the collection

marimekko is exhibiting its new fabric prints and home ware collection at the stockholm furniture fair 2011.

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