Jackie Kennedy put Finnish textile brand Marimekko on the US fashion map back in the 60s. Fast forward to today, and all-American brand Banana Republic is putting it back to the top of the agenda - with a new, limited edition capsule collection.
The Banana Republic Marimekko Collection - revealed for the first time, above - promises to be everything you need to inject a hit of summer into your wardrobe, fast. The near-25 piece collection promises playsuits, tunics and maxi dresses in prints created by three of Marimekko's 'storied designers', in palettes that range from all-out Technicolour to pared-back monochrome.
'At Marimekko, we are inspired by emotions. Life springs from opposing forces, and the desire to contradict emotions happy with sad, energetic with relaxed is what makes our prints so unique,' says Marimekko's creative director, Minna Kemell-Kutvonen. 'It was a delight to know Banana Republic finds our designs as striking as we do.
'Each of the iconic prints selected has a wonderful, joyful story and with Banana Republic we are excited to continue to bring that joy to countless people around the world.'
While the collection is imbued with BR's clean-cut American aesthetic it will, of course, be available to buy in the UK too. Prices start at just £39.50; look out for it in stores from 20 May.