spotlight / marimekko for banana republic

I am so excited for the upcoming Banana Republic collection that will debut on May 22nd... Marimekko! I have always loved Marimekko patterns, and I can't wait to get my hands on some of the pieces in this limited collection.

The collection will feature 5 signature prints, all by Marimekko designers named Maija. Maija Louekari, Aino-Maija Metsola, and Maija Isola are fabulous surface pattern designers that have greatly contributed to Marimekko's history. You may recognize these patterns from other stores like Crate & Barrel, on all kinds of products: duvet covers, coffee mugs, notebooks, umbrellas, etc.

The limited collection features various pieces including maxi, shift, and A-line dresses, shorts, peplum tank tops, and the most amazing "patio skirt" that I can't wait to call my own.

The prices are incredibly reasonable given that Marimekko clothing usually sells for several hundred dollars. Learn more about how the collection came together here, and mark your calendars for May 22nd!