Heikki Salonen was born in 1979 Vantaa, Finland. Salonen graduated from Royal College of Art 2008. Having won competitions including the ITS SEVEN Design Award, IFF Perfume Concept award and Bower Roebuck Tailoring competition he has received international attention from i D, Nylon, Italian Vogue, Elle among others.
In 2009 his graduation collection was part of the Victoria & Albert museum Future Fashion Now exhibition. Before starting his eponymous London ready to wear line in 2008 with his artist partner Johanna, Salonen worked for Erdem and is currently a consultant for Diesel. The artist and designer duo combine their shared passion for arts and fashion in striving to create collections with rich layers of references and innovative experimental techniques.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo