Satu Maaranen, Fashion designer

Satu Maaranen is a Fashion Designer specialised in hand painted prints and sculptural shapes. Maaranen graduated in 2012 from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Her graduate collection won the first prize at the prestigious Hyéres Fashion Festival in 2013 by unanimous decision. In 2015 she was nominated in the British Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year Awards in Fashion category among 7 other nominees including Raf Simons, J.W. Anderson and Thomas Tait. She has also been recognised by the Elle Style Awards 2012 and the Designers’ Nest Awards 2011.
In 2014 Maaranen started a collaboration with one of the biggest Chinese fashion brands, the first collection will be released in Fall 2015. She has also been teaching at the China Academy of Fine Arts. Her designs have been seen on Chinese super model Sui He and on Leaf Greener, a style icon, stylist and a former Senior Fashion editor of Elle China, and her work is widely published in China and abroad.
At EARS, Maaranen will be talking about the collaboration and how cultural differences affect the design work, communication and creative work.

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