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TEIJA label is a study of practical utility that juxtaposes couture and urban daywear creating a unique subversive aesthetic.

The Nordic spirit of refined everyday influences the designs in the use of highly specialised, mostly cotton, fabrics from Europe and Japan together with cutting edge craftsmanship. This Finnish minimalism creates space for the more advanced, carefully measured silhouette and cut that seeks to redefine contemporary fashion.

All the looks are developed with traditional techniques yet with modern urban edge which shows in the engineered outer and internal structure. Thus creating everyday pieces of distinct quality and feel.

Teija Eilola is a graduate of RCA where she acquired skills in traditional tailoring and atelier approach to design. Before launching the line in 2012 at the Final of Fashion Fringe, Teija spent some time being mentored by Christopher Bailey at Burberry head office.

Teija has previously worked as joint head of design at an international brand, designer at Michiko Koshino Yen jeans label and consultant for other brands. 

 

 

 

Teija Eilola's photograph

        AWARDS / COLLABORATIONS

 

          Ones to Watch, Vogue Italy February 2016​
          Ones to Watch Grazia​ UK September 2015
          Elle Nordic Designer of 2014 Semifinalist
          Teija x Emma J Shipley Collaboration 2014 
          Collaboration with Save the Children 2014 
          Teija x Karstadt capsule collection 2012 
          Fashion Fringe 2012​ finalist
          BFC Showspace, Chair Christopher Bailey

 

 

 

 

 

TEIJA designs are developed using
traditional sewing methods usually
employed in couture style
production reminiscent of the
great fashion ateliers in the early
20th century.

Trained at the Royal College of Art,
Teija specialises in traditional
tailoring and couture techniques
which she then merges in the
collection with contemporary
European materials.