Collab We Love: Marimekko x Banana Republic

(Source: Banana Republic; Peplum Top in Siirtolapuutarha Print, $69.50; Hampton Short in Siirtolapuutarha Print, $55; Poplin Top in White, $69.50; Hampton Pant in Kivet Print, $79.50; Clutch in Kivet Print, $39.50; V-neck A-line Dress in Siirtolapuutarha Print, $130; Clutch in Siirtolapuutarha Print, $39.50)Blend classic American silhouettes with poppy Scandinavian prints and you have the limited-edition Banana Republic Marimekko Collection, launching today. The Finnish fashion and design house first made waves in the United States when Jacqueline Kennedy wore Marimekko dresses during the 1960 U.S. presidential campaign, and its textile designs have been in demand stateside ever since.

(Source: Banana Republic, Splash News; Crew Neck Sweater in Kivet Print, $69.50; Mid-length Patio Skirt in Kivet Print, $98)Jamie Chung was already spotted in LA wearing pieces from the collection. She paired the Crew Neck Sweater in Kivet Print ($70) and Mid-length Patio Skirt in Kivet Print ($98) with a Givenchy Antigona Clutch ($1,280), creating the perfect high-low outfit.

(Source: Michael Simon/Startraks, Banana Republic; Hampton Pant in Kivet Print, $80)Back on the East Coast, Olivia Palermo was another early adopter, sporting the Hampton Pant in Kivet Print ($80) to a birthday bash in Brooklyn.


 (Source: Banana Republic; V-Neck Shift Dress in Jurmo Print, $130; Patio Dress in Siirtolapuutarha Print, $130; Peplum Top in Jurmo Print, $69.50; Hampton Short in Räsymatto Print, $55)The 22-piece assortment includes a maxi dress ($130), a caftan ($110), peplum tops ($70), shift dresses ($130) and accessories ($40–$98), all in Marimekko’s signature cheery prints. The patterns were dreamed up by three of Marimekko’s designers, and each tells a story: Siirtolapuutarha, translating to “allotment,” is a vibrant, multi-hued print that was sparked by a voyage from a swarming city to a flower and vegetable garden, while Jurmo was influenced by the rocky cliffs and beaches of a remote island of the same name.

Shop the collab in select Banana Republic stores and online at bananarepublic.com.
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