ESSI PEUHKURI WELCOMES YOU
The works presented on this website are a collection of accessory products and artefacts based on research on modern day accessories and wearability as well as the fluidity between different design disciplines resulting into an era of diversity and design hybrids. As a practice-led researcher, as well as a designer, my most recent works, have taken a direction towards an investigation of the individual, collective, maker and consumer identities and how they intertwine in designed objects. There is often an element of mystery to where our beloved products come from and who is behind them and it is my curiosity and interest to find out the truth and to promote transparency.
“BE BOLD, CREATIVE AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH EVERY PROJECT SO THAT WITH TIME YOU’LL LEARN TO LOVE THE PROBLEM SOLVING THAT COMES WITH THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX."
YKK Accessories Award winner
Graduate Fashion Week 2018
STUDENT GLOVE DESIGN COMPETITION
The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London
"The winners of the 2017 competitions were presented with their prizes by Mr. Bill Amberg at a lunch at Plaisterers' Hall in the City of London on 4 July 2017."
Exploring contemporary ways of experiencing clothing and accessories.
R SUSTAINABLE FASHION SHOW
24th of March 2019
I was offered the opportunity to exhibit my 'Bag Autopsy' - conceptual project at the 2019 'R Sustainable Fashion Show' and exhibition event organised by a group of students from the University of Edinburgh, held at The Jam House, Edinburgh.
GFW X HOP RECEPTION
13th of November 2018
I exhibited pieces from my award-winning 'Minussa' - accessory/fashion hybrids collection at the annual Graduate Fashion Week Houses of Parliament Reception - industry/networking event at the London Houses of Parliament.
YKK LONDON SHOWROOM EXHIBITION
November 2018 - June 2019
After winning the YKK Accessories Award at GFW 2018, YKK offered me the opportunity to exhibit pieces from my award winning 'Minussa' collection at YKK London Showroom.
WINNER OF THE YKK ACCESSORIES AWARD AT GRADUATE FASHION WEEK 2018
7th of June 2018
I won the YKK Accessories Award at Graduate Fashion Week 2018 with my 'Minussa' fashion/accessory hybrid collection of hand-crafted, leather accessory products. The collection 'Minussa' offers a contemporary and directional approach to form, function and wearability by blurring the lines between traditional clothing and accessory products.
THE LEATHERSELLER'S AWARD
8th of December 2017
I was awarded funding for my BA Fashion Accessory Design final collection from The Leathersellers’ Company based on the innovative use of leather in my designs.
WINNER OF THE STUDENT GLOVE DESIGN COMPETITION
4th of July 2017
I won the 'Sports glove with a symbolic message'- category of the Student Glove Design Competition with my archery shooting glove design. The competition is hosted annually by The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London.
FINALIST AT 2017 INDEPENDENT HANDBAG DESIGNER AWARDS (IHDA)
15th of June 2017
I was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 Independent Handbag Designer Awards (IHDA) held annually in New York City. For the competition brief, I designed a red travelling inspired backpack titled 'Letters from the road' for the ' Young and Adventurous Backpack by Guess Handbags' - category.