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Sophie Sälekari is a womenswear and textile designer, who graduated from Aalto University in 2015. Her collections have been recognized by various fashion design competitions around the world, including the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in Hyères, France in 2015, Remix 2015, H&M Design Award 2014 and Designer's Nest 2012. Her work has been featured in leading international titles such as Women's Wear Daily, CR Fashion Book and Elle, and she was named as one of the most interesting emerging designers by Vogue Italia in September 2015.
Sälekari started her professional career in Paris at Rue Du Mail having the honour of working alongside cult designer Martine Sitbon and art director Marc Ascoli. Since, she has worked for big a commercial company gaining knowledge of the basis of the industry and the turning of its wheels. Currently, Sälekari is working on a freelance basis on commissioned projects as well as constantly developing and widening her scope as a designer, concentrating on experimenting in the field of textile and print design. Her work is characterized by a strong personal insight into a playful yet highly sophisticated mix of harmony and disharmony in colors, prints and different textiles together.