The Hiirenvirna sweatshirt is made of heavyweight cotton. The shirt features a placement print of the Kaksoset pattern in the front and the Unikko pattern in the back, which has a velvet surface made with flock printing. The shirt has a wide ribbed neckline and raw edges at the sleeve ends and hemline. It has a long loose cut and loose sleeves that are dropped at the shoulders.
Throughout her career, Maija Isola was both a print designer and a painter, and she often used the same motif in a painting as well as a fabric pattern. A good example is the pair of cats in the Kaksoset (twins) pattern, which appears in an almost identical form in a gouache painted by Isola.
Marimekko’s famous poppy pattern Unikko was born in 1964 in a time when the design house’s collections featured mostly abstract prints. Designer Maija Isola wanted to create something interesting from this organic theme and designed an entire range of floral prints. Today, the iconic flower represents creativity.