The book: Marimekko: Fabrics, Fashion, Architecture (Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture) Some may remember the strong, revolutionary, iconic designs of Marimekko in the '60s - Marimekko the Finnish design corporation which revolutionized textile design as used both in fashion and the home. My mother, who knew a good design when she saw it, was a great fan of Marimekko in the '60s. This smock, in fact, was mine when I was a toddler.
Now, my daughter lives almost entirely off of the hand-me-downs of others - friends, sisters-in-law, people in the adoption community. But when it comes to handing baby clothing down from one generation to the next, results can be iffy. Some things just plain disintegrate in the interim. Some are not viable by the time the next generation rolls around - either functionally or stylistically.
But Marimekko holds true. Thanks, mum.... ...as usual, you were right on the mark!