With silhouettes that are extra large and disproportionate in volume, to swirls of painterly strokes and erratic lines, Helsinki based fashion designer Satu Maarenen's SS 15 collection is an expression of innovation.
The recently released collection draws on, as well as reinterprets, a contemporary take on the 60s Space Age, a short lived era that’s usually defined by its steadfast hunger for innovation in technology and its subsequent ultra futuristic designs.
Indeed than the impression one get's from this collection is one of futurism and innovation, but these elements run alot deeper than the simple exterior appearance of the garments. Maaranen has hand-painted on top of digital prints and has even embroidered on silkscreen prints and then printed on top of the embroideries – reaching a striking level of intricacy in her craftsmanship.
Her work, like the inspiration it comes from, looks at the future via innovation and certainly these pieces make a enticing argument for futuristic dressing.
Words / Jamie-Maree Shipton