Finnish design house Marimekko brings it’s vibrant patterns and cheery hues to an exclusive collaboration with makeup brand Clinique. The new limited edition collection combines the iconic, colourful and modern patterns we all know from Marimekko with Clinique’s everyday beauty essentials and launched earlier this year.
“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.” – Päivi Paltola, Marimekko’s Chief Marketing Officer.
The cute collection introduces Clinique’s newest lip innovation, the Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration, as well as lipsticks, little makeup bags and other gifts. All these everyday beauty essentials are dressed in Marimekko’s iconic prints designed by Annika Rimala utilizing overlays of colour and surprising colour combinations to create impactful designs.
The patterns chosen represent some of the most recognizable and celebrated Marimekko designs of all time:
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.
Petrooli (paraffin), a bold pattern composed of concentric circles, was among the first of Annika Rimala’s more provocative designs.
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.
I have only tried out one of the lip glosses so far, but I can say it is just as great as it is cute. The problem is that I now have the urge to collect them all because of the pretty packaging… Have you tried any of the products in the collection?
// Photo credit: Marimekko & Clinique