Being a child of the 60’s, my first apartment was decorated with Marimekko’s bold designed fabric, that I lovingly stretched on frames in typical flower child decor. My clothing was the usual India Import dress or blue jean skirts with hand embroidered peasant blouses from Mexico, and finished off with a pair of Chuck Taylor high-tops. At 58 there’s a part of me that’s still there, only with a bolder, more modern mindset.
This summer Marimekko and Converse have come together for their fifth collection that will delight not only those of us who hold memories of peace, love and flower power in their hearts, but to generations who LOVE the combination of classic design with BOLD, COLORFUL PRINTS.
Whimsy has married sensible and this 58 year old is already planning outfits based on the playful Marimekko designs.
The upcoming Converse ♥ Marimekko collection includes colourful prints from the early years of Marimekko as well as favourites from the past decade. The subtle Pirput parput pattern by Finnish design icon Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi is one of the most beloved Marimekko prints of the 1950s. Also Annika Rimala’s Papajo, inspired by the carvings found in Maya temples that Rimala saw on her trip to Mexico, represents the playful graphic look of the early decades. Both patterns will bring a splash of colour to the Chuck Taylor All Star Hi sneakers.
The new Converse ♥ Marimekko collection is available NOW at selected Marimekko stores, premium retail outlets and online at Marimekko and Converse.
That’s some bold footwear! I like the blue ones best.
I love the bold design of these converse. That second shoe is just calling to me.
Canadian Mom Blogger says
Interesting shoes! I would wear the last pair.
The question is WHAT would you wear them with?
My favorites are the yellow high tops.
They’d look SO cute with tight jeans!
Marcie W. says
As a family who loves their Converse and the mother of kids who adore bright bold colors as part of their self expression, I can’t wait to see this entire collecion!
Notorious Spinks says
These are too funky.
Same here. I went to see if I could order a pair, but it looks like I posted this a bit early (I got excited).
Aren’t they? So much fun.
I like the bottom pair best, gotta love Chucks!
I actually really like the second and last pair pictured above. They are fun and comfy!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
Those are totally bold. Not sure I could pull those off.
Tricia Nightowlmama says
I see it all now. My daughter begging me for these
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
Those are cute!
Love them! I have a pair of converse with cupcakes 😉
Jenn @therebelchick says
These are so bold and pretty!
Totally fun – I wonder if they’ll have them for kids as well as adults?