MARIA KORKEILA - Lahti University - Inst. of Design and Fine Arts - Finland

Maria Korkeila's Resilience collection was inspired by the suffragette movement of the early 20th century, a subject she feels very close to, as her home country was the second nation in the world to give women the right to vote. She took the early 20th century womenswear silhouette combined with her own reification of the suffragettes’ valor and attitude, creating a cutting-edge collection fit for a bold modern-day woman. (Maria Korkeila will present silhouettes 2 & 3 from left)



Lahti University - Inst. of Design and Fine Arts


CREDIT | Designer: Maria Korkeila | Photo: Nicolas Ardelean | Models: Amanda Cash & Britain Ryan Lonie | Makeup & Hairstyle: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology

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