Anna Teurnell paired Marimekko’s signature patterns with snuggly coats and knits in her sophomore collection for the Finnish house.
She introduced new outerwear options including a knee-length coat in a fuzzy gray mohair-and-wool mix, and a wool felt coat featuring a print called Taped Pansy, one of two new designs by Joe Duke introduced for fall.
Quilting added a comfy dimension to cropped pants, tunic tops and floor-length skirts, while silk dresses were given an extra layer of protection with oversize black knit scarves. Throughout, Teurnell used variations on Adam and Eve, two dense patterns created by Katsuji Wakisaka in 1972.
“I was a bit inspired by surrealism — that you play with ideas, proportions and surprise — and this print has all those ingredients. I believe that it looks like a camouflage, but when you explore it a bit more, you see the nature and you see it’s a garden,” she noted backstage after the presentation at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
A Seventies inspiration was also apparent in the color combinations — a mix of mustard, daffodil and maroon — and the layering of dresses over pants. Other neutral pieces — like cropped black pants or turtlenecks — deftly illustrated how women might add a brightly patterned item into their wardrobe without risking a faux pas.