Details: Parikka’s footwear typically features playful, even surreal, elements as with the bunny ears in her Bunny Sneaks shown above. Of note, this year for the first time the prize is being awarded to only one person. The Young Designer of the Year 2014 exhibition can be seen from August 29 to September 14, 2014 at the Design Forum Showroom in Helsinki.
Designer: Parikka studied shoe design in England and after graduating went on to work in London, Milan and Barcelona. She founded her own Minna Parikka brand in 2005.
Photo: Kristiina Männikkö