Marimekko and Prada Work the Grid

Prada always comes up with the goods. Patterned scarves mixed up with the grid. All slightly out of kilter. No matchy matchy. I love it. And I want the clutch.

| Prada, Resort 2012 |

A couple of the dresses reminded me of the latest Marimekko prints by Mika Piirainen.

| Marimekko, Graaffi dress, Mika Piiraine, 2011 |

His designs seem to be taking this iconic Finnish company back to their roots.

The founder of Marimekko, Armi Ratia, said, “A woman is sexy, not the dress.” Too right.

| Marimekko, Korpikylia dress, handwoven wool, Liisa Suvanto, 1964 |

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