Derek Lawlor x Marimekko

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Derek Lawlor’s designed a capsule collection for Marimekko this fall. The Finnish textile and clothing company was established in 1951 and has collaborated with the greats, including Manolo Blahnik and H&M, and is now looking to new talent to interpret and modernize the Marimekko heritage. Lawlor is one of several exceptional knitwear designers working out of London, with his contemporaries including designers Louise Goldin,  Mark Fast and Sandra Buckland.


Lawlor’s ability to weave together different weights, structures, and shapes have garnered him tremendous praise, and we’re happy to see him use his signature cording technique to bring the Marimekko print into 3-D. We detect a reference to Japanese body armor, which has been inherent in Lawlor’s aesthetic from his first collection. Needless to say, the wearability factor is highly debatable, but we’ll bet the 1964 Marimekko print has never looked this modern.


One Comment to “Derek Lawlor x Marimekko”

  1. I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful …

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