Maria Korkeila reimagines handcrafted punk aesthetics for men, women (and everyone in between and beyond). Following traditions of deconstruction and do-it-yourself, Korkeila proposes a vision where rich textures and spirited colors meet deviance and sensitivity. Korkeila’s field of expression is fluid, flowing from fashion to music and photography, and blending all of the above.
Korkeila was educated at Aalto University, in Helsinki. In 2017, Korkeila was awarded the Jury’s Special Mention at the renowned Festival d’Hyères. In 2018, Korkeila collaborated with Finnish heritage brand R-Collection, showing the collection at Pitti Uomo. Korkeila was awarded the Young Talent of the Year at the Helsinki Design Awards in 2018. Korkeila is now based in Paris.
Korkeila’s infatuation with music started, like her visual expression, at a young age. Self-taught in electronic music she started to compose soundtracks for artists’ videos and installations in fine arts, moving on to an endless research into different genres and styles. Korkeila is currently working on an EP and is actively DJ’ing in Finland and in Paris.