Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Marimkekko dress?

Growing up in Scandinavia in the 70s you were surrounded by fabrics from Marimekko, the famous Finish textile company, founded in 1951. There are pictures of me as a toddler with the huge Marimekko "flower" curtains in the background. And I guess, what you are see in your childhood sort of get stuck, and now I just love the Marimekko "style". I love graphic fabrics and are always on the lookout here - and are envious of you in Sweden who now can take a trip to Åhléns and get some Marimekko.

Today the Swedish fashion retailer H&M released its Marimekko collection. Some of the items in the collection looks kind of funny. Not sure I would wear it (I think I might prefer the fabric around windows and not around me...) but I sure like the idea.

There are rumors a H&M store will open not too far away from me, but right now, I have to go downtown San Francisco or to Walnut Creek to check out this collection.

6 comments:

Saltistjejen said...

Oh, jag tycker väldigt mycket om den typen av mönstrade tyger! Även på kläder!! Gillar även att Marimekko ofta har klara färger som man blir glad av.
Måste kola in på H&M och se. Hoppas de har något som man kan ha trots växande mage...

JaCal said...

Saltistjejen - ja - kolla in - fanns flera plagg som helt klart skulle funka med stor mage!! Gillade klänningen på bilden...

Dosiss said...

Guuhh, noooo, me not like at all! But then I'm not into fashion.

Annika said...

Marimekko är häftigt! Jag har två Marimekko väskor som jag älskar, och som alltid väcker uppmärksamhet här i US...
Måste kolla in HM..Synd bara att jag har så svårt att passa i HM kläder. Dom passar inte min kropp av ngn anledning...

JaCal said...

Dosiss - haha - not me either really - but I do like Marimekko - even though I prefer it on the walls. ;-)

Annika - ja, jag också... får extremt sällan något från H&M att sitta bra. konstigt - för kläder från de andra svenska kedjorna sitter ofta jättebra - bättre än många amerikanska plagg...

cecilia said...

Me like a lot - I have already been there and bought two tops - the clothes look great, but you can obviously only wear too much of it at the same time:).