Satu Maaranen and the Spring-Summer Collection 2015 for Lookbook Friday

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n this age of fast fashion it is hard sometimes to remember that fashion can be, and is often considered a work of art. We all fall prey to coveting the latest trends and lusting after the who’s who in designer brands. And yes this quite a guilty pleasure of mine, but I also like to embrace the one-of-a-kind exclusivity and the designer as artist mindset that is also found in fashion. So in today’s Lookbook Friday we are looking at the Spring-Summer 2015 collection of Satu Maaranen, a Helsinki based fashion designer with a heavy artistic influence.In this collection which is called Geometry of Futufolk, the designer sites Finnish folk crafts, Hermitage scrolls, 60’s couture, space age design and designers Andre Courreges and Pierre Cardin as influences. I would describe the collection as an architectural expression of fluidity and structure—a breath taking balance of swirling color forms and draped elegance. Using a variety of techniques the pieces in this line have a timeless and arresting presence to them. From hand painting fabrics with silk screen overlays and digitally rendered prints to beautifully structured pieces this collection is modernly romantic.[/one_half][/row_fluid]

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The vibrant palette of hot corals and pinks with the jewel toned blues and greens stands in contrast to the black and white pieces peppered with dusty pinks and metallics. These saturated swatches of color and splashes of vivid paint strokes across structured fabrics is at once unsettling and hypnotic. One of my personal favorites is the burgundy jumpsuit with it’s flowing pant leg and it’s fitted bodice in a rippling play of color and light. It has just enough artistic expression to get you noticed and is quietly chic enough to make you feel like a million bucks. [row_fluid][one_half]

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Recently nominated to the British Design Museum’s annual Designs of the Year Awards in the Fashion category which includes such heavy hitters as Raf Simons and Rodarte, Satu Maananen is one designer to keep your eye on. To read more about her and see more of her work head on over to SatuMaarnanen.com and happy Friday everyone.

XOXO
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23 Comments
  • Jackie Harrison
    June 12, 2015

    Love the print but the style not to much. Have a lovely weekend.

  • Accidental Icon
    June 12, 2015

    Oh my, the black and white numbers all have the name Accidental Icon written all over them. Thanks for turning me on to this designer.

    Accidental Icon
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  • marie
    June 12, 2015

    I have never heard of her but I love her collection. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rowena
    June 12, 2015

    Both the silhouettes and prints are really artful. That burgundy jumpsuit totally caught my eye as well. It’s striking enough to make a statement without being OTT.

  • Shireen L. Platt
    June 12, 2015

    Oh, I remembered many many years ago when Pierre Cardin was all the rage back in Malaysia but there’s barely a peep nowadays. I love the abstract art in this collection however it’s not something that I see practical in day to day ordinary people’s wardrobe. I think it would look fabulous when worn by a celebrity walking down the red carpet but there’s no way in hell I’ll be able to pull any of these off. Still it doesn’t take away the fact the collection is a treat to the eyes.

    ps: Satu means one in Malay language, made me smile when I read that. 🙂

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  • Mrs. AOK
    June 12, 2015

    There is art everywhere. I truly feel if you’re doing something creative, you’re making art. Like the saying goes… “Without art the EARTH is just… EH”
    Fashion IS art. 🙂
    XOXO

  • Denysia Yu
    June 12, 2015

    Wow, her line is really unique! 🙂

  • Monica
    June 13, 2015

    This collection is incredible! The pattern of the looks is amazing! I love when fashion is connect with art!
    Happy weekend!
    M
    http://sunstreetbymonica.blogspot.com

  • annie lee
    June 13, 2015

    loving the pattern of these outfits! so unique xo

  • Akaleistar
    June 13, 2015

    What a fun collection! I love the bold colors and the futuristic feel 🙂

  • Glamoury Armory
    June 13, 2015

    Hello Allie, wow great pieces., I also love your last outfit post you look fantastic, that bag is really pretty I look for it here but i think they do not sell it here yet, sad! Have an amazing weekend.
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  • Diana
    June 14, 2015

    Great lookbook! So cute.
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  • Zarrah
    June 14, 2015

    I love the bold patters.
    Great collection.
    XO

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  • Lux Ganzon
    June 14, 2015

    Crazy, beautiful works of art.

  • sand
    June 14, 2015

    The print is nice 🙂 New on my French blog: Straighten your hair while you eat Strawberries Tagada sweets 🙂

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  • MissLovelyAttitude
    June 14, 2015

    wow, this looks great 🙂 Not for everyday, but so glamourous in a kind 🙂

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  • Kathleen
    June 14, 2015

    So beautiful! Definitely a work of art – super architectural too, which I love!
    <3
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  • Michèle
    June 14, 2015

    woah love this futuristic collection

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  • Beauty Follower
    June 14, 2015

    Amazing colours & patterns!

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  • Athena
    June 14, 2015

    Oh my, these creations are stunning. Fashion is art to me, and the creativity and inspiration behind each collection is so much more important to me than some fleeting trends.

    Great post, really enjoyed it.

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  • Elle
    June 14, 2015

    This is a very unique and painterly collection. I do admire it very much. But wearable ? I think not. OH well, it is art, after all!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

  • Jeann | LUMIINNEJ
    June 15, 2015

    Hi Allie,

    I have to somewhat agree with Jackie and Shireen, I do adore the artistic aspects of the collection, especially incorporating those heritage elements and all, not too huge on the silhouettes though. Not necessary everyone can pull of some of these shapes *_^

    But then again, its a designer’s call and I admire those who believe and stay true to their art and vision in telling something or in this case, bringing something uniquely herself into her work! Kudos for that.

    Yes, Shireen is right. Satu means ONE in our “Bahasa Malaysia” (Malay language). It caught my attention, actually.

    Hope your week is off to a great start, my friend.

    Big hugs,
    Jeann
    http://luminnej.blogspot.com

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