|Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi (b. 1930) has had a lasting impact on Marimekko's clothing design, patterns and colors. With her architectonic, clean-cut clothes, she shook up the dress codes and conventions of the 1950s and helped liberate women.|
In her fabric designs, she achieved a never-before-seen sophistication in color combinations by overlapping colors during the printing process. This color overlap in print patterns has become Marimekko's signature style, which is also used by contemporary Marimekko designers.
Vuokko worked at Marimekko from 1953 to 1960.
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Marimekko is a Finnish lifestyle design company renowned for its original prints and colors. The company's product portfolio includes high-quality clothing, bags and accessories as well as home décor items ranging from textiles to tableware.
When Marimekko was founded in 1951, its unparalleled printed fabrics gave it a strong and unique identity. The classic Unikko pattern was created in 1964, after Marimekko founder Armi Ratia publicly proclaimed a ban on flowers in Marimekko prints. Artist Maija Isola defied the order and designed a whole collection of floral patterns that were so fresh and unique that Armi ended up taking eight of them. One of those she accepted was Unikko, the future icon of icons.