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Converse ? Marimekko Spring 2012 Collection Announced

Converse and Marimekko announced their Spring 2012 collection, with the Chuck Taylor All Star, Chuck Taylor All Star PJ and Jack Purcell Helen shoes receiving a springlike boost of five signature prints from two Marimekko designers, Maija Isola and Annika Rimala.

Some of these prints include:

Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko, Muija print, Maija Isola
The Muija (woman) print from 1968 is a more subtle pattern.
Marimekko Converse Muija Shoe

Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko, Unikko print, Maija Isola
The Unikko (poppy) print was created in 1964 out of protest when Marimekko announced that the company could never print a floral pattern.
Marimekko Converse Unikko Shoe

Chuck Taylor All Star Marimekko, Appelsiini print, Maija Isola
The Appelsiini (orange) print, created in 1950, was inspired by the bargain oranges the designer ate during her stay in Spain.
Marimekko Converse Applesiini Shoe

Jack Purcell Helen Marimekko, Appelsiini print, Maija Isola
Marimekko Converse Applesiini Shoe

Other prints not pictured are:

Lokki (seagull), 1961, Maija Isola
Kameka, 1964, Annika Rimala

These shoes will be available sometime in February at your local retail outlets, select Marimekko stores as well as online. Prices are estimated to be at $90 in the US, and between 100-120€ in Europe.

Image credit: Converse
Images courtesy of Marimekko
Used with permission

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