Fashionable New Stamp

Laura Laine has illustrated this miniature sheet with clothes, shoes and bags designed by Finns. They are based on the latest collections for spring 2009. These designs are examples of promising brands created with an international attitude, boldly led by designers.

The red shoes on the sheets are work of Minna Parikka. Her time in the international arena has enabled her to produce well received collections. Her shoes are very feminine and individual. The stylish red dress is by Jasmin Santanen, a cosmopolitan woman who has studied and taught in New York and Paris, who adds a touch of magic to every garment she creates.

Julia Lundsten creatively combines wood in her collection – Finnish birch and ecologically produced Brazilian hardwood. Her promising career began during her student days in London.

The bag is from a collection by Sanna Kantola. Her career path has taken her from Helsinki and back via New York. Her bags and other products are devoted to functionality and quality.

Clothing designer Tuomas Laitinen and his sister, artist Anna Laitinen, created the purple dress shown on the stamp sheet. Their work together has yielded a small and appreciated collection, the manufacture of which will be kept in Finland as long as possible.