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 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 and consultant for other luxury collections.
Awards and collaborations:
Ones to Watch at Vogue Italy February Issue 2016
Ones to Watch Grazia UK September Issue 2015
Elle New Nordic Designer of the year 2014
Collaboration with Save the Children Charity 2014
Collaboration with Emma J Shipley 2014
Teija for Karstadt capsule collection 2012 with Fashion Fringe
Fashion Fringe 2012 finalist at BFC Somerset House showspace
Chair Christopher Bailey