News

Aalto University's young fashion designers once again sweep into the final of the Hyères Fashion Festival

Three out of the ten collections chosen for the final were designed by members of the Aalto community.

 

Rolf Ekroth's men's collection. Photo: Niklas Kullström

This year the Hyères finalists include Rolf Ekroth with his men's collection, Hanne Jurmu and Anton Vartiainen with their combined men's collection, and Akino Kurosawa with her women's collection. All four have studied fashion and clothing design in Aalto University.

'I feel truly privileged. The standard is very high', said Hanne Jurmu.

'Passing into the final is a great opportunity: we get sponsors for the materials and extra time to further develop our collection', she added.

 

Photo from Akino Kurosawa's collection. Photographer Rakutaro Ogiwara  

In recent years, the main prize of the Hyères Fashion Festival, which is aimed at young professionals, has been awarded twice to collections from Aalto University School of Arts, Design, and Architecture. This year the school's fashion master's and bachelor's students demonstrated their skills once again by being selected for the final.

The judges of the Hyères Fashion Festival represent some of the top international figures in the fashion world. The event has been held at the famous Villa Noailles in Hyères on the French Riviera since the beginning of the 1980s and is regarded as one of the world's most prestigious fashion competitions. It is put together by the same producers and casting-directors who create the exhibitions for Paris fashion week for the great fashion houses such as Chanel and Balenciaga. The Festival International de Mode & de Photographie Hyères will be held this spring from 21 to 25 April at the Villa Noailles in France.

Further information and photo requests for other collections:

Saara Koskinen
Aalto University Communications
Tel. +358 50 594 3422
[email protected]

 

Hanne Jurmu's and Anton Vartiainen's men's collection. Photo: Sara Riikonen.

Pictures taken from Rolf Ekroth's collection and Hanne Jurmu's and Anton Vartiainen's collections (materialbank.aalto.fi)

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Päivi Törmä ja Sebastiaan van Dijken
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Guiding spin waves with light could lead to faster and much more energy efficient computing

Major new research project at Aalto University aims to develop new type of computing device that eliminates massive amounts of waste heat produced by current devices
Physicists at Aalto University and VTT have developed a new detector for measuring energy quanta at unprecedented resolution. Photo: Aalto University
Press releases Published:

Researchers will use the world’s most accurate radiation detector in quantum computers

Professor Mikko Möttönen’s team and their partners have acquired funding to refine the bolometer technology for use not only in quantum computers but also in ultralow-temperature (ULT) freezers and terahertz cameras. The funding is from the Future Makers Funding Program by Technology Industries Finland Centennial Foundation and by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. This would be the first time ever that this bolometer is utilized for practical applications.
Schematic view of the entangled photon generator. Picture: Ethan D. Minot.
Press releases Published:

Groundbreaking light sources can increase effectiveness and security of transferring quantum information

Researchers at Aalto University plan to build a revolutionary LED light source to generate entangled photon pairs. The research group led by Professor Pertti Hakonen has received three-year funding from the Future Makers Funding Program of Technologies Finland Centennial Foundation and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.
Image depicts a white wall with the words IV Konehuone OLO sprayed on it in red, referring that the engine room for AC is that way.
Campus, Press releases, University Published:

Aalto University announces two art competitions for a campus block under construction

The competitions seek for artworks to be placed in Aalto Works block, currently under construction