Converse ♥ Marimekko, Part 2

Converse and Marimekko launched their first collaborative collection in Spring 2011. I also posted about it but if you didn’t see the post you can see it here.

After the success of the first collection there will be a  new Converse ♥ Marimekko collection with new, bold and vibrant patterns for fall 2011!

The Marimekko prints chosen for the fall 2011 women’s-specific collection were created by the great master designer Maija Isola and the young rising talent Maija Louekari. The collection features the most famous Marimekko print of all time, the Unikko (poppy) design, originally from 1964 by Maija Isola, to which her daughter Kristina Isola has created a new coloring and scale for the Converse shoes. This poppy print will adorn the shoes with bright pink or black flowers with metallic details. Maija Isola is also the designer behind the Paprika (sweet pepper) pattern, originally from 1965, appearing in the collection in a graphic black and white colorway. Entirely new Marimekko prints designed for Converse for the fall 2011 collection are the Kaleidoskooppi (kaleidoscope) and Poni (pony) patterns by Maija Louekari. Kaleidoskooppi, inspired by a kaleidoscope, and Poni, based on an image of round, plump hoof prints left by a small pony, represent the colorful Marimekko pattern world at its brightest.”

In Finland the new Converse ♥ Marimekko collection will be in the shops on the of August but you can order your Converse ♥ Marimekko- shoes from Converse’s online shop.


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Which patter do you like the most?