Marimekko for Clinique Limited Edition Collection
– Marimekko's Prints and Colours to Clinique's Everyday Beauty Essentials
The Marimekko for Clinique Limited Edition Collection combines the iconic, colourful patterns of Finnish design house Marimekko with Clinique's everyday beauty essentials. The collection will be launched on Clinique.com in January 2018 and in-store at Clinique retailers starting February, and will be available worldwide for a limited time at leading department stores and online.
"Marimekko was created to bring colour and happiness into people's everyday lives. Sharing the same joyful approach to life, we're thrilled to partner with Clinique to offer something surprising and exciting to customers around the world," says Päivi Paltola, Marimekko's Chief Marketing Officer.
"This collection captures the quintessential modern aesthetic of Marimekko and the bright vibrancy of Clinique to inspire and empower women by bringing the joy of possibilities to her every day," says Jane Lauder, Clinique Global Brand President.
The collection introduces Clinique's newest lip innovation, Clinique Pop™ Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration, as well as lipstick and carefully curated gift with purchase items. All these everyday beauty essentials are dressed in Marimekko's iconic prints designed by Annika Rimala (1936–2014), Marimekko's most prominent ready-to-wear designer in the 1960s and 1970s and one of the most influential fashion designers of her time.
"The prints chosen for the collection represent some of the most recognizable and celebrated Marimekko designs of all time. They capture the craftsmanship behind Marimekko's art of print making: utilizing overlays of colour and surprising colour combinations to create impactful designs," says Minna Kemell-Kutvonen who is in charge of Marimekko's print design.
Prints designed by Annika Rimala in the 1960s
Each of the 10 archival prints featured in the Marimekko for Clinique Limited Edition Collection were created by Annika Rimala (1936-2014), Marimekko's most prominent ready-to-wear designer in the 1960s and 1970s and one of the most influential fashion designers of her time. These designs capture the craftsmanship behind Marimekko's art of print making: utilizing overlays of colour and surprising colour combinations to create impactful designs.
During her trip to Mexico in 1964, Annika Rimala became inspired by the Maya civilisation. Carvings found in Maya temples gave her the idea for the Papajo (papaya) pattern.
The floral Kukka (flower) print shows the playful side of Annika Rimala's versatile design style.
Annika Rimala had originally trained as a graphic designer, so it was no surprise that her patterns reflected a strong sense of graphic awareness. This is perfectly exemplified by the impressive Laine (wave) design.
Especially in the latter half of the 1960s, Annika Rimala drew inspiration from the youth culture of the time. Keidas (oasis) is very representative of the bold, rhythmic patterns she designed in those years.
Pikku Suomu, 1965
Pikku Suomu (small fish scale) is one of the many Marimekko classics created by Annika Rimala who worked as a designer at Marimekko from 1960 to 1982. Her designs were characterised by timelessness, practicality and humour.
The Tarha (garden) pattern, a combination of ornamental and stylised geometric forms, well reflects the spirit of the early 1960s.
The eye-catching Klaava (tails) design dates back to the time when influences from contemporary youth culture were perhaps most strongly evident in Annika Rimala's rhythmic patterns.
In the beginning, Annika Rimala's Marimekko prints were small and restrained. As she grew in confidence, her designs became more assertive. Petrooli (paraffin), a bold pattern composed of concentric circles, was among the first of these more provocative designs.
One of Marimekko's most beloved floral patterns, Annika Rimala's Puketti (bouquet) combines two typical Marimekko motifs, the sphere and the flower.
Annika Rimala was equally comfortable with designing big and bold patterns or creating delicate and ornamental prints. The charming Hedelmäkori (fruit basket) design is an example of the latter.
Marimekko for Clinique Limited Edition Collection products:
Introducing new Marimekko for Clinique Pop™ Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration in 20 water-light shades of hydrating gloss, each shade packaged in a unique and instantly recognizable Marimekko print.
Marimekko for Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer includes 10 shades of the iconic Pop Lip Colour + Primer, each dressed to impress with a unique, bright Marimekko pattern across the entire package.
Marimekko for Clinique Empty Cushion Compacts features 10 unique, limited-edition lid designed that can be filled with the Cushion Compact Refill. Available only in Asia.
Marimekko for Clinique Side by Side Empty Compact features 2 unique, limited-edition lid designs that can be filled with powder foundation. Available only in Asia.