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LAIVI SUURVÄLI SELECTION OF WORKS, 2014


COLLECTION “13”, Estonian Academy of Arts, (BA) Fashion Design, graduation collection Collection 13 was based on research of Japanese historical clothing from peaceful and culturally flourishing Heian (平安時代) period (from 794 to 1185 A.D); mainly inspired by contrast between upper class costumes compared to what was worn by pilgrims and beggars. Following Japanese aesthetic wabi-sabi, accepting the beauty of imperfect and incomplete, I combined asymmetry, asperity, simplicity and intimacy with their antipodes. In embroidery I used Japanese characters together with made-up symbols and symbols like “inverted cross of satanic justice” to question knowledge and understanding. Hints on spirituality were made to question belief. Photographer Ats Parve Models Daniela & Liina (Living Models) Tallinn, 2012 asymmetric wool and leather jacket with embroidered pearl applications, felt shirt, horse hair and silver brooch, L pleated polyester chiffon skirt, cut tights, wood sandals with cotton straps R long hair rayon velvet coat with leather details, wool jersey and silk chiffon dress / asymmetric wool and leather jacket with embroidered pearl applications, felt shirt, horse hair and silver brooch, pleated polyester chiffon skirt, cut tights, wood sandals with cotton straps


wood and painted plastic flowers headpiece, wool jacket, felt shirt, draped wool shorts L head piece of painted plastic flowers, silk chiffon shirt, wool jacket with leather details, long wool pants R wood and painted plastic flowers headpiece, wool jacket, felt shirt, draped wool shorts, cut tights, wood sandals with cotton straps


wool jersey and silk chiffon dress / asymmetric wool and leather jacket with embroidered pearl applications, pleated L polyester chiffon skirt R wood and plastic flowers head piece, wool bomber jacket with polyester sleeves and silk lining


L handwoven wool and cotton fabric R handwoven wool and cotton jacket with unfinished left sleeve, full length wool jersey dress


COLLECTION “HOLY EVIL SPIRIT” Presentation in Moscow, October 2013


patched leather jacket with embroidered pearl applications, silkscreen printed cotton jersey sweatshirt, short wool pants / long hair rayon velvet coat with leather details, silkscreen printed cotton jersey sweatshirt, long wool pants, leather backpack with metal and rubber details / handwoven wool and cotton jacket, long wool pants / wool jersey sweatshirt with fox fur applications and leather details, long wool jersey dress, long cotton pants / long silk chiffon and cotton jersey dress L silkscreen printed cotton jersey sweatshirt / wool jersey sweatshirt with fox fur applications and leather details R wool jersey sweatshirt with fox fur applications and leather details silkscreen printed cotton jersey sweatshirt, short wool pants / silkscreen printed, patched and quilted cotton jersey sweatshirt, long wool pants


L In making of asymmetric wool and leather jacket with embroidered pearl applications, Tallinn, 2012 R Burned wet paper, A3, Tallinn, 2012 Wool jersey dyeing, Helsinki, 2011


Labels, collection “13� L Handstiched, dyed and salted leather wallet, Barcelona 2013 R In making of handstiched leather straps for a backpack, Barcelona 2013


silkscreen printed denim jacket with leather details and handwoven jacquard back full length cotton rope macramĂŠ vest L Tallinn, 2013 R In making of silkscreen printed denim jacket with leather details and handwoven jacquard back Tallinn, 2013


Hanged items on painted studio walls leather bag with cotton straps / fox fur and metal chain necklace L Barcelona, 2014 R handwoven wool and cotton sweatshirt with hand-knitted sleeves Tallinn, 2013


L ink pen on paper, A3, Barcelona 2013 R pencil and ink pen on paper, A3, Tallinn 2014


L ink pen on paper, A3, Barcelona 2013 R pencil and watercolors on paper, A3, Tallinn 2012


SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS COLLECTION “HOLY EVIL SPIRIT” 15.2.13 - 19.2.14 International Fashion Showcase 2014 Estonia Showroom, London 28.9.13 - 24.11.13 Fashion Now: Estonia, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn 5.10.13 - 6.10.13 Russian Silhouette, Moscow 18.5.13 ERKI Fashion Show, Tallinn COLLECTION “HOLY OTHER” 2012 Last Snaps, NOX Official Afterparty, Contemporary Art Museum Estonia, Tallinn COLLECTION “13” 26.5.12 ERKI Fashion Show, Tallinn COLLECTION “12” 15.4.12 Habitus Baltija, Riga 21.4. - 23.4.11 Mados Infekcija Fashion Festival, Vilnius COLLECTION “11” 4.6.11 ERKI Fashion Show, Tallinn 20.5.11 Näytös 11, Helsinki EDUCATION 2008 - 2012 Estonian Academy of Arts, BA Fashion Design 2011 Tallinn Industrial Education Center, Tailoring 2010 - 2011 Aalto University, School of Art and Design, BA Fashion and Collection Design, exchange student 2010 Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Innovating Sustainable Fashion, summer school 2007 - 2008 University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, BA Magazine Publishing with Marketing and Advertising INTERNSHIP 1.7.13 - 31.1.14 Boris Bidjan Saberi


Estonian modern culture newspaper M체체rileht #30, 2013. Estonian interior design magazine ERAMU & korter, Talv 2014. Estonian Air inflight magazine In Time, December 2013/January 2014.

Kaamos. Eesti mood t채na

Eesti Moe Kalender

/ Fashion Now: Estonia. Tallinn, 2013.

/ Estonian Fashion Calendar. Tallinn, 2013.

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