Marimekko S/S 2014 Fashion Preview

New York Fashion Week is in full swing, which means all eyes are already on the trends for spring and summer 2014.  Instagram and Twitter are brimming with swoon-worthy photos straight from the runways and streets, making anyone who is NOT in NYC (me) uber jealous. However, I’m not too upset since the internet provides the best alternative to not physically being in the Big Apple. And thanks again to the internet, I can bring you a preview of the Marimekko S/S 2014 collection. Marimekko isn’t in the NYFW lineup this year, but the Finnish powerhouse did participate in Copenhagen Fashion Week back in early August.

Quipu dress

Quipu dress, Spring 2014

Marimekko transformed the textile industry with its bold colors and unconventional patterns more than 60 years ago. Today, the Finnish powerhouse is still at it. A plethora of structured and free-flowing dresses graced the runways in eye-catching shades and prints, a perfect combination for welcoming spring and summer. Entitled “Freedom of Expression,” the collection embodies a wide spectrum of cuts and patterns. From soft and painterly to bold and geometric, it can all be found in this playful collection.

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Lisse jacket & Faja skirt, Spring 2014

Kami shirt & Kaski trousers

Kami shirt & Kaski trousers, Spring 2014

Separates worn together as head-to-toe uniforms made it down the catwalk, lending a matchy-matchy vibe. Usually I’m not a fan, but with Marimekko’s striking patterns, it just works. The all-over pattern look definitely makes a bold statement and lives up to collection’s title.

Nima dress, Summer 2014

Nima dress, Summer 2014

Suopurso dress, Summer 2014

Suopurso dress, Summer 2014

A slight departure from the signature structured shift dresses and bold tones also made way for flowy silhouettes and softer shades as pictured above.

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Of course,  it wouldn’t be a true Marimekko fashion show without a few Unikko sightings. You can bet that Maija Isola’s iconic Unikko pattern rocked the runway. Several unique pieces in different colorways hit the catwalk, displaying sensational takes on the timeless print. Watch the show in it’s entirety by checking out the YouTube video below. To fulfill your Marimekko fix, visit AlwaysMod for the latest in fabrics, bedding, dinnerware and more.

[Photos courtesy of Fashionising]

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