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.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Design
Oct 2019

STUDENT PRIZE: MODAPORTUGAL Fashion Design Competition Award of Best Design in Clothing, in The 6th Fashion and Footwear competition in Porto, Portugal

Publications

Department of Design
Publishing year: 2019
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Department of Design
Publishing year: 2018 Out of the Box
Department of Design, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biorefineries
Publishing year: 2018