Both of these Marimejjo dresses are from 1966!!

Both of these Marimejjo dresses are from 1966!!

These caftans were created by Marimekko designer Liisa Suvanto in 1974.

These caftans were created by Marimekko designer Liisa Suvanto in 1974.

Another gorgeous creation by Annika Rimala for Marimekko in 1954. Do you recall what most women wore in the States in 1954?

Another gorgeous creation by Annika Rimala for Marimekko in 1954. Do you recall what most women wore in the States in 1954?

All three of these simple shift dresses are from 1965 and were designed by the very talented Marimekko designer Annika Rimala.

All three of these simple shift dresses are from 1965 and were designed by the very talented Marimekko designer Annika Rimala.

I picked up and started flipping through a Marimekko book that was given to me in 2005 by the U.S. distributor of Marimekko at that time. The book is “MARIMEKKO  Fabrics Fashion Architecture”. It recounts the history of the Finnish textile company. The pictures are gorgeous. What really strikes me as impressive is how timeless both the textile patterns and the apparel that they produced are. I looked at the images of models in Marimekko garb and felt as though the models’ haircuts and clothing could beasily be worn today and still look fresh and timely.

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