Pirjo Hirvonen
Department of Design

Pirjo Hirvonen

Professor (Design Practices)

Contact information

Postal address
Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo
Mobile phone
+358503636011
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Pirjo Hirvonen is a Professor of Fashion Design. After graduating from the University of Art and Design (a predecessor to Aalto University), Hirvonen worked as an in-house women’s wear designer in the ’80s and ’90s. She has worked as the Head of Aalto’s design department and led the fashion and textile design BA- and MA-programme for many years. Hirvonen has been responsible for running joint fashion management courses with the School of Business, taken on significant EU projects with other design schools, and initiated multidisciplinary studies within the design department. She has been invited to organise several fashion shows and exhibitions world wide.

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Sep 2017

Vuoden Aalto-teko / Aalto Act of the Year Aalto-teko: Muodin koulutuksen nosto mailman huipulle /Award for making Aalto University a global leader in fashion design education.

Publications

Department of Design, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries

Ioncell gala dress for the First Lady of Finland

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Aalto Arts Graduate Showroom

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Taiteellinen toiminta ja sen rooli monialaisessa yliopistossa

Publishing year: 2018 Out of the Box
Department of Design

Näytös18

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Aalto Fashion Exhibition at Väre lobby

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Fashion in Helsinki

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Design

Opening Event of Finland 100 - Femme en Fourrure:Seer & fashion show

Publishing year: 2016
Department of Design

Co-organizer of the Graduate Colletions Showroom in the Finnish Institute in Paris, a part of the Finnish Fashion Week program during the Paris Fashion Week

Publishing year: 2016
Department of Design

Gala dress of the Master of the Ceremony at Millennium Technology Prize Gala

Publishing year: 2016
Department of Design

Millennium Gala Fashion Show

Publishing year: 2016