I am Anna Mattelmäki, a founder, designer and creative director of MUKA VA and MUKA VA is a Finnish clothing brand based in Tampere Finland. I have my Master degrees in Fashion Design from University of Lapland and in Art Education from Aalto University. MUKA VA brand was already founded in 2003 with three other designers but nowadays we have a team of three, a girl gang with one designer and two sales persons.
What is the most important consideration when designing a new collection?
Scandinavian purity and functionalism inspires me. My passion is to create perfect clothes for smart and independent woman who value high quality and ethically made pieces. All MUKA VA items are made in Finland and that is something what we value very highly.
What are who inspires you the most?
I admire VUOKKO, Björk and Susanna Majuri, they all have strong nordic style.
What has been the best compliment/comment someone has given your work?
One of MUKA VA’s clients already has eleven MUKA VA beanies and she called me to tell me how happy she is when wearing them. That was a nice compliment, someone wanted to call and give good feedback.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…
A SUNNY SUMMER!
Can you tell us about any exciting plans for the year ahead?
Or course there is a fabulous collection coming up for autumn/winter 17/18 and spring/summer 18! ;)