today is Remembrance Day . a poignant day for many . but a chance for us all to stop a while . & . remember how lucky most of us are to live our lives relatively unaffected by the destruction that war causes .
the pOppy is now the iconic symbol of Remembrance Day . due in part to the poem " In Flanders Fields " with the brilliant red symbolising the blood shed across those battlefields . the pOppy is also synonymous with the Finnish brand Marimekko . established in 1949 it was a company that commissioned promising new artists to develop bold new fabric prints . quickly gathering momentum as not only a print company, but a fashion house, by the 60's they were an internationally recognised brand, worn by Jacqueline Kennedy . in 1964 the iconic Unikko poppy print was designed by Maija Isola . a print designed in protest after Armi Ratia declared that Marimekko would never be a flower print company . it is with some irony that it is now this print which is most recognisable as a Marimekko design . & . is now known as " the rebel flower " .
. inspired#6 .
. marimekko . unikko . poppy . red . black . remembrance .
. see much more on my pInterest board .
. have an inspired . & . reflective day .