An interesting fashion collaboration this spring comes from Finland’s 56-year-old design house, Marimekko, and Manolo Blahnik. Blahnik's spring/summer 2008 collection includes shoes in the Marimekko pattern Mini-Unikko. Maija Isola designed the pattern in 1964 in protest to Marimekko’s founder Armi Ratia’s pronouncement that there would be no floral patterns in Marimekko. Unikko melted Ms. Ratia’s heart and has become one of the most recognizable of the Marimekko patterns. The other Marimekko pattern for the spring Blahnik shoes is the more graphic BonBon pattern.