2019 Fall/Winter collection includes debut of items for girls and babies
UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces that it will launch its second limited edition collection with the Finnish design house Marimekko on last November 29. The first collection designed jointly by the two companies was a sensation when introduced in spring last year. The 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings for the first time with items for girls and babies.
“We are very excited to introduce our second limited edition collection designed in collaboration with Marimekko, following the success of our 2018 Spring/Summer collection,” said Yuki Katsuta, Head of Research & Development of UNIQLO. “I am also pleased to see Marimekko prints and colors on such UNIQLO LifeWear as cashmere, Ultra Light Down and HEATTECH for the very first time. What a beautiful way to stay warm in the coming winter months, while celebrating a touch of Finnish tradition.”
“Following the positive reception of our first limited edition collaboration collection with UNIQLO in spring 2018, we are thrilled to collaborate with UNIQLO again for Fall/Winter 2019. The new limited edition collection features Marimekko’s bold prints and colours in winterly wardrobe essentials made for all. We believe that together with UNIQLO we have been able to create something truly special for our customers and can’t wait to see this new line bring joy to people’s daily lives around the world,” says Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, President and CEO of Marimekko.
Featuring specially designed apparel
The latest collaboration collection includes several new women’s items designed specially to showcase some of Marimekko’s most recognizable prints such as Kivet (stones), designed by Maija Isola in 1956, Tasaraita (even stripe), designed by Annika Rimala in 1968 and Siirtolapuutarha (city garden), designed by Maija Louekari in 2009. The bold and colorful Marimekko prints will be featured on the first Ultra Light Down Cocoon Coat, Wool Cashmere Hoodie, shirt dresses, and jumpsuits. Also new are items for girls and babies for perfect pair coordination. The collection includes great accessories, among them leggings for babies, knitted accessories, and HEATTECH socks.
Inspired by Finnish winter traditions
Marimekko’s mission is to empower people to be happy as they are, and to bring joy to everyday life through bold prints and colors. LifeWear is the UNIQLO commitment to creating high quality clothing that is functional and affordable, to suit everyone’s daily lifestyles. The limited edition collection brings together the complementary approaches of the two companies. The collection fuses iconic elements from both brands bringing to life Finnish winter traditions of families enjoying the outdoors in the snowy forests under the magical northern lights, and gathering around the fireplace to warm up in the cozy atmosphere of their winter cabins.
UNIQLO x Marimekko Limited Edition Collection
Item Available Sizes Availability Price
Outer S-XL Superlarge P3,990 – 6,990
Knit S-XL Superlarge P1,990 -3,490
Wool Pants S-XL Superlarge P2,490
Blouse S-XL All Stores P1,490
T-Shirts / Tunic S-XL All Stores P790 – 990
A Line Sleeveless Dress S-L All Stores P1,990 – 2,490
Merino Blended Printed L/S Dress S-L Superlarge P1,990 – 2,490
Jumpsuit S-L All Stores P2,490
Heattech Items Inner: S-XL
Socks: One size Superlarge P290 – 990
Goods – Superlarge P790 – 1,490
Item Available Sizes Availability Price
GIRLS Outer 110-150 Superlarge P1,990
GIRLS Dress 110-150 All Stores P790
GIRLS Goods – Superlarge P590 – 990
GIRLS Knitted Tights 100-150 Superlarge P390 – 590
GIRLS Socks 16-20 cm
20-24 cm Superlarge P390 – 590
TODDLER Items 80-100 All Stores P390 – 1,990
NEWBORN Items 60-80 All Stores P590 – 2,490
Siirtolapuutarha (city garden), designed by Maija Louekari in 2009, is a brilliant line drawing which tells a tale of a journey from a bustling city center to an allotment garden overflowing with flowers and vegetables.
Maija Isola created the Kivet (stones) print in 1956 by cutting out rounds of colored paper with scissors. The print’s shapes likely originate from the large, rough-edged stones cleared from the site of the artist’s studio home.
Maija Louekari designed her Palloset (balls) print in 2007 by cutting out circular pieces of colourful paper and layering them on top of one another. She wanted to create a check-like surface without using actual checks.
The voluptuous Pergola print was designed by Maija Isola in 1965. It is a great example of the organic and expressive handwriting of the iconic designer, who designed more than 500 prints for Marimekko in her lifetime.
This classic Seireeni (siren) pattern was part of Maija Isola’s Arkkitehti (architect) pattern series based on powerful graphic structures and designed in 1964. Maija always felt that one should not even think about the use of a fabric when designing it, and that it can only be determined by each individual’s personal tastes and needs.
The Räsymatto (rag rug) pattern, designed by Maija Louekari in 2009 and inspired by allotment gardening, is linked to topical themes like sustainable living and the joy of working with your hands. Allotments, with their flower and vegetable beds, represent urban nature at its best, and rag rug on the floor of an allotment cottage tells a colourful story of its own.
Nonparelli (hundreds and thousands) was originally part of an ensemble of designs combining urban life and nature. As its name suggests, this pattern represents celebration with cakes and colourful decorations.
When jeans started to become increasingly popular among both women and men, Annika Rimala wanted to design a collection of cotton jersey clothes to go with jeans. For all denim lovers, regardless of age, size or gender. That’s how Marimekko’s first cotton jersey collection was born in 1968. Evenly striped, truly timeless.