Sanni drew Hippa on the bus between Berlin and Rostock, on the regional train back home in Finland and by her desk. She scanned the inked-in drawings as they were, then finalised the work by adjusting and colouring the drawings on her computer. – My working method is to just draw, without planning ahead. I then see what comes out of it and pick out the nicest sketches.
According to Sanni, the design process for Hippa was easy; only the colours were somewhat demanding. Meri had requested cheerful, bright colours. In addition, the print had to be a good match with the other colours of the collection, orange, petrol, plum and graphite.
– Choosing the colours was easy, but getting them to print on the fabric as they should was pretty challenging, Sanni describes. Indeed, during the production phase, it took four test rounds before the printed colours matched the colours of the planned design.