Paola Suhonen (b. 1974) is a Finnish designer, artist and filmmaker who graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki, Fashion and Textile Design Department. She is most well known for her own fashion line IVANAhelsinki which has in 10 years grown to an international art brand. Paola Suhonen has been in charge for the design and art direction of this line ever since 1998 when it was established.
IVANAhelsinki was also the first Nordic fashion house to have its own show in Paris Fashion Week main show She has done several alternative projects where fashion, design and modern art have been combined. In addition to her own personal design projects, Paola Suhonen has done product development, print and concept designing for several companies like Head Snowboards, HP Sauce, Topshop, Google, Swarovski, Coca Cola, Canon, Artek, Amnesty International and Mori Art Center in Tokyo just to mention a few. Today Paola Suhonen teaches at the University of Art and Design Helsinki, and is living and working in New York to be more involved with her great love, the movie making.
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