CLASSICS Norkko Silkkikuikka shirt
Designer: Maija Isola
Materials: 100% cotton
Fit: Extra Loose Fit
Design Year: 1961
“I was dancing with brushes,” said Maija Isola. In 1961, she spent many evenings and nights working in Marimekko’s print factory – painting in gentle, sweeping brushstrokes to the sway of music. Meter upon meter of new patterns emerged. On one of those nights, Silkkikuikka (great crested grebe), a pattern of alluring rhythm and simplicity, saw daylight.
The Norkko button-up shirt is made of cotton poplin in the Silkkikuikka pattern, which is printed in Helsinki. The shirt has metal buttons and a chest pocket. The sleeve ends have single-button cuffs with slits and the hemline has a rounded cut.