Espoo Museum of Modern Art

EMMA Award was granted for the first time at Aalto University's graduate show Näytös24

At the annual Aalto University Fashion Show, a total of seven prizes were awarded to fashion students' works. Innovation, high technical skills and sustainability were emphasised in the award criteria. The EMMA Award was granted to Enni Lähderinne's captivating collection.

“Our jury was impressed by Lähderinne’s technically skilful collection, which is like a complete work of art. At EMMA, we believe in the ability of art and design to influence people and society. Lähderinne challenges modern society’s idealised concept of the body and designs for the experiential, personal and embodied dimensions of dressing. In this way, Lähderinne’s work takes the field forward”, said Museum Director Pilvi Kalhama.

Jury: Pilvi Kalhama, Reetta Kalajo, Salla Engstrom, Iris Suomi, Saara Suojoki

The fashion show for students of the fashion major featured a total of 29 bachelor’s and master’s degree students’ collections and awarded prizes for successful student work. The event took place at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo on Thursday evening 30 May. The award partners were EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, the City of Espoo, Marimekko, Fiskars and Konstsamfundet.

The annual EMMA Award will deepen the museum’s collaboration with Aalto University and strengthen the role of fashion in EMMA’s operations.

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