Lilli Jahilo: Award – Winning Fashion Designer
Lilli Jahilo is an award-winning fashion designer. Trained at the famous Chanel Atelier Lesage in Paris, her signature style is uniquely feminine, blending Scandinavian minimalism with expressive colors and the technique of haute-couture.
Lilli grew up by the riverside, amidst fields and forests in unspoiled wilderness, being inspired by the ever-changing character of the Nordic nature. Driven by that, Lilli has been striving to help create a world where people could feel harmonious and beautiful, and celebrate each moment, just like in nature.
Lilli Jahilo brand focuses on dresses that are designed to empower the modern woman. All of the garments are ethically produced in the brand headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia. The main markets for the brand are Scandinavia, the Benelux countries, UK, USA and the UAE. Her collections have been showcased globally from Beijing to Amsterdam, Cannes to Dubai.
Lilli Jahilo gained her BA degree in Fashion Design at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts and a MA degree in Fashion Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts. She gained valuable experience in the field of fashion working as an assistant designer to international fashion brands such as Nina Jarebrink of Sweden, Nikos Takis Haute Couture Athens and Bastion/Baltika Group prior to establishing her own brand in 2010. She established herself as a sought-after stylist for print media, creative agencies, television, catwalk shows and private clients. Lilli Jahilo is a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Design and is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences about creativity, design, branding and entrepreneurship.
Lilli Jahilo has been awarded with the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Swedish Business Awards, Estonian Academy of Arts Best Young Fashion Designer Grand Prix, People’s Choice Award at the Golden Needle Awards and the Fashion Designer of the Year Award at Tallinn Fashion Week 2016. Her #TheCannesDress campaign launched at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in 2016 won silver and gold awards at the Balticbest Festival of Creativity and bronze at Epica Awards. The Lilli Jahilo brand has been selected to be amongst the top 50 most successful brands by the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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