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with designers from around the world, and a jury of distinguished professionals
LAUNCHING A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
by finding opportunities and funding for future collections
Spotlight on… MIRJA, winner of the 2014 ITS contest
Born in Estonia, and a graduate of the MA Fashion Artefact course at the London College of Fashion, Mirja Pitkäärt won the 2014 Accessories Collection of the Year Prize. Currently based in Paris, Mirja creates leathergood accessories aimed at encouraging the emotional value of everyday objects and extending their lifespan. Inspired by traditional craft and modern manufacturing methods, she incorporates wood and vegetable tanned leathers for their tactile qualities.