Spoiler Alert: If you plan on seeing the Marimekko exhibit at the Toronto textile museum, read no further!
That being said, let me spill the beans about this INCREDIBLE EXHIBIT!!! To celebrate my birthday, my best friend and I trotted off to the textile museum as they're having a Marimekko show. It's the depth of winter and I've been longing for the colors of spring, and this show was more than a fix. I am so in love with the world that Marimekko built, their vision, consistency, approach to marketing, their contributions to fashion and industrial design, textiles and art, ALL of it!
Marimekko is a Finnish company started in 1952 by an incredibly innovate woman, Armi Ratia. The company is largely recognized for their bold, colorful prints, simple garment silhouettes as well as home furnishings. Marimekko started after a failed endeavor into the production of oilcoth left Ratia with a factory. So she decided to invite some graphic designer friends to put their ideas onto fabric. These humble beginnings would be the start of an beautiful little empire…
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