In 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] [/one_half][one_half] [/one_half][/row_fluid] [/one_half][one_half] [/one_half][/row_fluid] [row_fluid][one_half] [/one_half][one_half] [/one_half][/row_fluid]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.