Marjo Penninx

Meet Vlisco designer Marjo, the queen of colour blocking who started as an intern at Vlisco 25 years ago. Marjo’s design signature is feminine, detailed and decorative. “The seasonal concept is always my starting point when designing. With that in the back of my mind, I start to research art and old sketchbooks. I often find inspiration in classic elements, which I give a new, modern twist.”


She is an expert in layering details and creating depth by colour blocking. Her meticulous colour placement can completely change the look of a design.


Seeing her designs come to life in Africa is Marjo’s daily motivation.

“It’s so moving and special when I meet an African woman and she thanks me for designing a beloved pattern.”

Michelle Obama's Purse - Obama African fabric

Michelle Obama’s Bag






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