Marimekko Spring/Summer 2023 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week
Marimekko Spring/Summer 2023 collection at Copenhagen Fashion Week – unveiling the collaboration capsule with Landon Metz
Yesterday during Copenhagen Fashion Week, Finnish design house Marimekko unveiled its Spring/Summer 2023 collection during an intimate dinner hosted together with New York-based artist Landon Metz and L’Officiel magazine. For Spring/Summer 2023, Marimekko and Landon Metz will collaborate on a capsule collection showcasing the artist’s upscale prints on Marimekko’s simple voluminous shapes.
Marimekko’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection draws inspiration from Neo Futurism and the crossing between technology and craft. The collection combines lace-like structures and prints with generous, voluminous silhouettes.
“For Spring/Summer 2023, Marimekko’s archetype silhouettes take a more dramatic appearance. Architectural structures are seen mimicking organic material, which in turn take an almost 3D-printed aesthetic. The modern application of broderie anglaise and lace-like structures bring a feminine, but also very neo-futuristic aesthetic to our 70-year-old legacy”, says Rebekka Bay, Creative Director of Marimekko.
Landon Metz capsule collection
Landon Metz is recognized for his abstract works using dye and canvas through which he develops his dynamic language of minimal forms. Metz’s repeating compositions printed on Marimekko’s designs create a fresh interpretation of the design house’s philosophy of using the dress as a canvas for art. The artworks used to develop the print were produced especially for the capsule collection, which includes four dresses, three tops, and a skirt. All pieces are made from organic unbleached cotton and printed in Marimekko’s own textile printing factory in Helsinki to ensure the painting-like quality of the garments. Metz’s prints are also seen on some of Marimekko’s most iconic accessories, such as the Karla bag and collectible silk scarf.
“The highlight of the collection for me is the collaboration with Landon Metz, whose artworks showcase never-ending repeat patterns that we wanted to print on the Marimekko dresses. During the collaboration, Marimekko worked extremely closely with Landon and combined advanced technology with hand-painting techniques to authentically mimic the aesthetic derived from Metz’s original artworks” Bay continues.
“It’s important to me that my work is conscious of the viewer, my intention is that their experience is both intellectual and embodied. Collaborating with Marimekko has been a way to articulate a counter shot to the dye and canvas works – literally wrapping the viewer in the image, and further blurring the boundaries between the visitors’ proximity to the canvases and the canvases themselves. For the wearer, it is a personal expression, but also an inward narrative and experience” — Landon Metz