Heikki Salonen

Heikki Salonen
Designer name: Heikki Salonen

Origin: Finland

Design background: Heikki studied at the Royal College of Art from 2006-2008. He worked with Erdem before setting up his own label and is currently directing the Diesel female lines.

Career highlight: “The Fashion East shows.”

Design signatures: “Sophistication with a dirty, rugged edge. We play with the classics, re-evaluating their essence and shifting the garment's destiny.”

How would you describe the Heikki Salonen woman? “Anyone who appreciates our garments so much that they wear them to bits like an old teddy bear.”

What is your trademark piece? “We treat all our clothes in our collection equally; they are all made with love and serious intention.”

Name three things that are inspiring you for autumn/winter 2011: “Secret societies, Bauhaus textiles and revolutionary essays by Antti Nylen.”

What’s next for your brand?
“I’m launching a shoe collection for autumn/winter 2011.”

What music is playing in your studio this season?
“We have been in quite a nostalgic mood: Neil Young and The Strokes.”

Contact details

Sales Contact

Heikki Salonen
info@heikkisalonen.com
Tel: +44 (0) 77 6666 0089

Press Contact

Heikki Salonen
info@heikkisalonen.com
Tel: +44 (0) 77 6666 0089