The concept of the Luminatic collection is inspired by bioluminescence – the light-emitting abilities of some deep sea fishes and insects. Henna Ahola’s thesis studies how humans can use this feature and what kind of possible value light-emitting accessories could bring to their user, while striving to search ecological solutions to electronic accessories. The collection is seasonless and ready-to-wear. As a designer Henna Ahola is practical, strategic and theoretical. She is interested in 3D-printing and its possibilities in fashion, collaborating between different fields and graphical shapes.
Te Amo is a unisex conceptual collection inspired by discarded denim clothes. Taisia Alexeeva’s thesis studies denim recycling and reusing, while researching how much denim is thrown away. The collection is designed to emphasize denim fabric as a universal material that can be used to create a consistent but interesting collection. As a designer, Taisia Alexeeva likes to work with different techniques, textures and fabrics, while always thinking outside of the box.
Helmi Hagelin’s collection is about the social structures that affect womenswear. The collection deals with norms by exaggerating and questioning them, while reflecting the main norms of clothing and how we react to them in the Western society. The human body and different types of bodies were the sources of visual inspiration for the collection. As a designer Helmi Hagelin is especially interested in societal matters of clothing. Her designs are known for unusual materials and fabrics which can also be seen in this collection.
Sukukokous is a seasonless clothing collection inspired by clothingrelated memories, and manufactured entirely from leftover and surplus
materials. it aims to visualize the importance of memories and how they affect our style and identity. Old family photographs have been the main source of inspiration for the collection’s colours and shapes. Sukukokous aims to visualize the importance of memories and how they affect our style and identity. Meri Hallikainen isn’t afraid to mix colours and patterns in her collections, and she hopes to make people happy with her work.
The inspiration for Niina Järvinen’s collection lies in the study aiming to find out how materials are perceived through touch and what kind of emotions they raise. Niina Järvinen’s thesis also ponders how experiences are created, is tactile experience the same as visual and how this can be visualized through clothing design. The outfits of the collection are based on the emotions created by the materials, which include sisu, pride, insecurity, relaxation, energy, pleasure and feeling of falling in love. As a designer, Niina Järvinen is versatile and innovative, and her interest in multiple topics is reflected in her work.
Someone left their outfit in the woods and disappeared is a narrative thesis collection inspired by witchcraft and meaning of clothes for their wearer. The collection combines surplus materials from the furniture industry, used clothes and home textiles. The goal for the collection was to create clothes for everyday use with added formability. As a designer Victoria Kosonen is interested in how esthetics is combined with functionality. In the thesis, she explores how design can be beneficial when forming new clothes, and how it affects the process of creating an interesting collection.
Changer danger is a seasonless collection that originated from the need to impact common consumer habits. Each outfit in the collection is transformable in a way that one piece of clothing can offer more to its user than first meets the eye. While designing the collection, several paintings by Jackson Pollock worked as visual inspiration, the effect of which can be seen in the print used throughout the collection. Linnea Minkkinen’s aim is to design timeless yet unique ready-to-wear clothing keeping the impact of the fashion industry on the environment in mind.
The theme of Anna Palmén’s collection is current and looks into the future. Palmén hopes that the thesis will act as a kind of pilot to combine augmented reality with clothing. The AR content is partly based on a background study on the lack of transparency in the clothing industry. The collection explores also an alternative way to replace the traditional clothing care labels with AR. Inspiration for the clothes can be seen in influences from complementary colours, contrasting patterns and a little bit 80s design language.
Inka Tikkinen’s thesis explores textile recycling methods and the potential of biodegradable materials in fashion design. Based on the research Inka Tikkinen created a seasonless collection for performing artists, Everlasting never-lasting. The collection takes a stand on disposable apparel and seeks alternatives to disposable clothing. The materials of the graduate collection have been chosen by balancing with functionality, ethicality and ecology. Fabrics used in the collection are mainly recyclable end-of-roll -fabrics.
Peeling the Hiatus is an inclusive, explorative collection designed in close cooperation with wheelchair users. The collection researches values and norms that are linked to health, beauty and body-image, but also questions how different bodies and functionalities are being acknowledged in fashion. Finding the basic elements in designing for wheelchair users’ needs without limiting the visuality of the pieces is in the core of the work. Creating interesting and diverse visual spheres while valuing ethical and ecological issues are key elements to Emilia’s design process.