It all started with a dress in captivating prints, as Armi Ratia created Marimekko in the early nineteen fifties with the vision to create a joyful lifestyle brand that celebrated bold and carefree individuality. The dress became a classic, and the rest is history. Still, Marimekko created empowering uniforms for women everywhere and has mastered the art of staying true to their origins and always accurate.
The Polkujen knitted pullover in the Unikko pattern is made from a warm wool and alpaca blend with a jacquard knit. The oversized sweater has a double-ribbed neckline, sleeves that are dropped at the shoulders, and long side slits at the hem. The Unikko pattern origns from 1964 when the design house mostly featured abstract prints. Designer Maija Isola wanted to create something interesting from this organic theme and designed an entire range of floral prints. Today, the iconic flower represents creativity.