The Akineetti dress is made of linen in the Piccolo pattern. The dress has a short standing collar, a hidden button closure in the front, side seam pockets, and a separate belt. There are cuffs, slits, and button closures at the sleeve ends. The hemline has a rounded cut and side slits. The straight dress has a relaxed fit.
In 1953, the very year she joined Marimekko, Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi created Piccolo, a striped fabric pattern painted with vivid brushstrokes. Three years later, the Jokapoika (every boy) shirt made from the fabric appeared in stores and the streets – for good, it seems.