Supporting the talent - Anna Semi

We are loving the work of the young designer talent Anna Semi, Aalto University Fashion Design Bachelor of Arts 2018 graduate. Semi started her career at R/H Studio few years ago and her graduate collection was shown at Näytös 18 runway show during the Fashion in Helsinki event last week.


Designer Anna Semi

Designer Anna Semi

Designer Anna Semi

Photo credit: Guillaume Roujas



Semi's BA3 collection's inspiration derived from the photographs of Corinne Day (1962-2010) and the Bloomsbury Group (early 20th Century). Day was an English fashion and documentary photographer. By contrast, Bloomsbury Group is a group of English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists whose work influenced not only literature and aesthetics, but also modern attitudes towards feminism and sexuality.

Semi describes the collection as highly material oriented and experimental. She has designed the range of fabrics herself using various techniques of knit and jacquard. The color palette is based on the research she made during the design process, and rich textures play a key visual role in the outcome.

The BA2 (2017) collection was designed in collaboration with her peers Eetu Kemppainen and Jarno Kettunen, also featured in Vogue Italy. Some of the industry leading fashion houses have sent inquiries to view the studets' portfolios in recent years. We are delighted to see Aalto students succeed. Both R/H designers, Hanna Riiheläinen and Emilia Hernesniemi, have graduated as Masters of Arts from Aalto University as well.


Anna Semi’s focus is on experimenting knitting techniques. To follow her endeavours, follow @nnsemi on Instagram.