edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 10/1/2003 12:00:00 AM
Since back in the 1950's, Marimekko has been delighting fashion-forward crowds with bold colors, eye-popping patterns, and streamlined unisex apparel. In the 1960's, the Finnish textile-clothing company entered the lifestyle and architecture arenas, first proposing a utopian community, then a prefabricated sauna. New York's Bard Graduate Center examines these and more in "Marimekko: Fabrics, Fashion, Architecture." The exhibition's three sections present more than 150 examples of fabric, clothing, architecture, and accessories, including company designer Vuokko Nurmesniemi's Everyboy shirt, a Marimekko best-seller and graphic designer Annika Rimala's Even Stripe cotton jersey T-shirt, which dominated 1970's jazz and rock festivals. November 21– February 15; 212-501-3000; bgc.bard.edu.