Marimekko teams up with Mansur Gavriel for a capsule collection of playful handbags for the summer season.
The limited-edition range is made up of five styles, all of which are dressed in vibrant prints and colours, the Finnish design house’s signature. Two standout patterns designed by Maija Isola and Annika Rimala in the ’60s are splashed across Mansur Gavriel’s best-selling silhouettes, including the Beach Tote and Bucket Bag. Each piece is made in a family-run factory in Italy from fabrics printed at Marimekko’s textile printing factory in Helsinki.
The founders of Mansur Gavriel, Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel, spoke about the collection: “We are both long-time fans of Marimekko. Rachel graduated in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied abroad at Danmarks Designskole her first year, focusing on the history of Scandinavian textile design, as well as creating original textile prints. It’s very exciting to create a product with an influential brand that we both admire. They added: “We are great colourists, and we love how color is a dominant element at both Marimekko and Mansur Gavriel. Both brands look to nature for inspiration and have a minimal approach. and graphics of playfulness.”
See all styles below. The collaboration will launch on Marimekko and Mansur Gavriel’s websites and at select retailers on June 7.