Aalto ARTS students among the finalists of Designers’ Nest 2021

Aalto ARTS students from the Master’s Programme in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design has been shortlisted among the 10 finalists at the Designers’ Nest 2021:


Elina Äärelä – FaCT, alumni

Ines Kalliala – FaCT, alumni

Idaliina Friman – FaCT

Arttu Åfeldt – Fashion BA


Designers’ Nest is a non-profit initiative that supports fashion talents from the Nordic countries in their early stages after graduation. It features graduate designers who show high levels of originality, creativity, craftsmanship and responsible design.


The ten finalists of 2021 have been selected by:

Sara Sozzani Maino – Deputy Editor-in-Chief Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents

Olya Kuryshchuk – Editor-in-Chief & Founder, 1 Granary

Mariasole Pastori – Talent Acquisition Expert, Bottega Veneta

Janosch Mallwitz – Senior Designer, Dior Homme

Ida Petersson – Buying Director, Browns Fashion

Anders Sølvsten Thomsen – Creative Consultant and Stylist

Ane Lynge-Jorlén – Director, Designers’ Nest


Photo above: ‘Silent Voice’ by Elina Äärelä, Photo by Anna Äärelä