Pirjo Hirvonen

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.

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Contact information

Phone number
+358503636011

Honors and awards

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 Sep 2017

Fashion Finland Award 2020

Vuoden muotielämys: Aalto-yliopiston NÄYTÖS19
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2020

Fashion in Helsinki -tapahtuma ja Aalto Fashion Showroom Pariisi

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriön erityisavustus, 90 000€.
Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2020

Student prize: Festival Hyères (finalist)

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2021

Student prize: Festival Hyères (finalist)

Award or honor granted for a specific work Department of Design Jan 2021

Publications

Näytös21 fashion show

Pirjo Hirvonen 2021

AALTO FASHION 21

Pirjo Hirvonen, Alisa Närvänen 2021

Aalto Fashion 20

Pirjo Hirvonen 2020

Aalto Fashion 20

Pirjo Hirvonen 2020

Zonta Internationalin Tammikahvit

Pirjo Hirvonen 2020

Aalto Fashion Paris Showroom

Pirjo Hirvonen 2019

Fashion in Helsinki

Pirjo Hirvonen 2019

Formal wear for Espoo's female bishop

Pirjo Hirvonen, Emilia Kuurila 2019

New Construction Methods

Pirjo Hirvonen 2019

Näytös19

Pirjo Hirvonen, Tuomas Laitinen, Susse Roos, Alisa Närvänen 2019