Anna-Mari Leppisaari

Lecturer
Lecturer
A803 Dept. Design
Full researcher profile
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Contact information

Phone number
+358504362114

Areas of expertise

Textile design, Fashion Textiles, Knitwear design, Printed Fabrics, Textile Finishing, Woven fabrics, Jacquard fabrics, Fashion design, Textile and Fashion pedagogy

Honors and awards

Artistic Grant

Grant awarded by Finnish Cultural Foundation for artistic collaboration with architect Juha Kivistö.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Feb 2017

Artistic Grant

Artistic Grant for workgroup Leppisaari-Kivistö-Korolainen for exhibition at Milan Design Week 2018.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Oct 2017

Grant for mobility

Grant for mobility, for Milano Design Week 2018. Workgroup Korolainen-Leppisaari-Kivistö.<br/>
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Apr 2018

Aalto ARTS Grant

Aalto ARTS Grant for exhibition and travel at Milano Design Week 2018.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2018

Student Prize: Dorothy Waxman Textile Design Prize

BA Fashion student Anna Semi was one of the twenty finalists in the Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize. The competition received more than 250 entries of textile design-related BA and MA graduate work from eduational design institutes around the world.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Design Sep 2018

Student prize: ISKO I-SKOOL Denim Design Award

Aalto BA Fashion Student Hanna Herva was selected as a finalist in the ISKO I-SKOOL Denim Design Award. The ISKO I-SKOOL™ Denim Design Award is much more than a simple competition: it is a structured training program meant to motivate youth to learn everything they can about the art of denim and gain experience through a number of workshops and denim seminars that take place in the inspiring Creative Room, ISKO's style research lab located in Italy.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Design Jul 2018

Student Prize: ColorAMA Award 2nd Edition

Aalto BA Fashion and Design students Anna Semi, Fanni Lyytikäinen, Henna Lampinen, Riikka Hongisto and Noora Ainasoja (group work) were selected as finalists in ColorAMA Award. ColorAMA Award is a competition promoted by Filmar Spa and held twice a year to inspire fashion students to develop innovative proposals tackling seasonal color foorecasts for yarns. Aside from the prize on offer, the contest will be a fantastic way to showcase students' talents and skills and see them applied to projects outside the classroom: a win-win approach for industry and education institutions to become more competitive.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Design Jan 2018

Student Prize: H&M Active Wear Project

3 student winners in H&M Active Wear Project, which took place 12.9.2018-10.12.2018. 
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Dec 2018

Student Prize: SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL Special Mention Award

SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL Special Mention Award for Alex Luonto at ISKO I-Skool Contest.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Design Jul 2019

Student Prize: “YOUNG TALENTS FOR SUSTAINABLE THINKING” BY SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

At the Spazio Carra inside the Fortezza da Basso there will be also the special showcase of “The Young Talents for Sustainable Thinking” project, related to the exhibition Sustainable Thinking organized by Museo Salvatore Ferragamo. Students from eight international fashion schools - Aalto University (Helsinki), Accademia Costume & Moda (Rome), Coconogacco (Tokyo), Donghua University (Shanghai), IED (Florence/Milan), London College of Design (London), Parsons School of Design (New York), Polimoda (Florence) - were invited to create prototypes based on the themes of sustainability and recycling, using scraps that Salvatore Ferragamo company donated to each school. Each participant created a shoe, a bag or a piece of women’s clothing, and a special panel of judges including representatives of Salvatore Ferragamo, industry experts and fashion journalists judged the designs. Each school’s submissions – including the winning project, DAYDREAMING by Anna Sorri of the Aalto University Helsinki - will be displayed in a special exhibition during Pitti Filati. The winning project will also be shown in the Sustainable Thinking exhibition at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo.
Invitation or ranking in competition Department of Design Jun 2019

Publications

Design without borders

Anna-Mari Leppisaari, Maija Fagerlund 2022

Searching for the Final Hand and Look

Anna-Mari Leppisaari 2022 Interwoven: Exploring Materials and Structures

The Hybrid Practice of Combining Fashion and Textile Design

Anna-Mari Leppisaari 2022 Interwoven: Exploring Materials and Structures

Twists and Grid - Pattern to Structure, Structure to Pattern

Anna-Mari Leppisaari 2022 Interwoven: Exploring Materials and Structures

DIALOGUES –Creating New Textile Futures

Maarit Salolainen, Anna-Mari Leppisaari 2022

GROW: THE FUTURE OF FASHION

Anna-Mari Leppisaari 2021

Textile Collection course exhibition

Anna-Mari Leppisaari 2021

Knitwear and woven fabric collaboration with Maria Korkeila

Anna-Mari Leppisaari, Maria Korkeila 2020

Knitwear prototype from new wood-based fibre for Metsä Spring

Anna-Mari Leppisaari, Marja Rissanen 2020

Seascapes

Anna-Mari Leppisaari, Juha Kivistö 2020