When I did my own research I got interested in the starting point and I looked into the fashion of the late 19th century and I looked at references from what the Finnish people wore at that time and took that as well as a reference
When I do design I kind of like to get the whole picture, so when I got a picture of what people wore and what they were thinking at that time under Russian rule, that was really interesting to me, adding that to the research.
For me this it is a bit special, because I have been working a really long time using sources of inspiration from the past, I use certain art works and certain artists, but sometimes also an era from a particular country or sometimes architecture, and I am also working with my PhD, the topic of which is how to seek inspiration from sources from the past.
So i have a certain method of how I look at the things and thinking about how I could use them.
But then even if I’m used to this it is very inspiring for me and it is helping my process
I think that my design and artistic processes could not even exist without having inspiration from the past