MARIMEKKO, INSPIRATION AND AN HOMETOWN – Satu Maaranen, a Finnish fashion designer to watch

Strong colors and large hand-painted motifs

She was just a much-unknown girl, Finnish and blonde-haired woman, yet suddenly her postal connections were filled with requests from people interested in her models. Among the most important launch platforms for the global fashion industry, she won the 28th edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. Among her favorite designers are Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons. She is a Helsinki-based fashion designer who won first prize with her graduate collection at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Satu Maaranen began her career at the Finnish design house Marimekko.

Strong colors and large hand-painted motifs; this is his creative style. Being a typical Finnish, she spent her childhood in contact with nature. Also for this reason, her screen prints are create manually, just to make them look like the sea or the Northern Lights. Her use of color originated when he was six and she drew with a strong mix of colors. Satu Maaranen grew up surrounded by exquisitely Marimekko products, so she cannot help but forget its 1950s design. That certain sense of aesthetics and timeless simplicity is therefore also in what she creates. She became head designer of ready-to-wear, bags and accessories at Marimekko Oyj.

Her expressive world is abstract, and she concretizes it using visual art techniques. She loves to work with natural materials such as sand, but also with grass: in fact, she made digital prints of them to obtain pieces for her prêt-à-porter collection. Stimulated by the intriguing idea that she could choose to blend in with her clothes, she was inspire by the phenomenon of camouflage.Inside the Finnish design of Satu Maaranen,, with a clean cut but full of colorful fabrics, there is all her unmistakable primitive audacity. Marimekko offers tops and tunics, coats or jackets, skirts and trousers, but also knitwear and pajamas and loungewear for women.

Prior to her studies as a fashion designer, she had studied to be a visual arts teacher. With her degree thesis – Clothing in the landscape – she have probed the mysteries of the relationship between clothing and nature, giving concrete form to the possibility of experimenting with some mimetic motifs. In the past, the Design Museum of Helsinki has presented his works. For Satu Maaranen Helsinki is an exciting city, especially in the Punavuori-Eira area, where his fashion designer studio is located. Founded in 1951, through a network of 150 stores, Marimekko supplies bags, as well as backpacks and wallets, printed kitchen and home furnishing fabrics.

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