Kaj Franck Design Prize 2017: Anna Ruohonen

Clothing designer Anna Ruohonen has made a long, successful career in both Finland and France.

According to the Kaj Franck Design Prize jury of 2017, Anna Ruohonen is a fine example of a fashion designer and entrepreneur who combines a strong creative approach with the technical mastery of clothing design skills.

Anna Ruohonen has experience in long-term, successful co-operation with several major Finnish fashion brands. She has a distinct idiom that has found its shape and maturity over time and been influenced by her years of living in France. A courageous entrepreneur who has succeeded both domestically and globally, she sets an excellent example for young designers.

Photo: Liisa Valonen

Laila Alanen

Producer, design prizes

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