Miniature Sheet Fashion ( five 1st class stamps )
Issued: 06 May 2009
Designer: Laura Laine
Denomination: 1st class
Number in set: 5
Layout/ Format: Self adhesive miniature sheet of 5 of 5 designs
Perforation: 14 by 14
Stamp Size: 30.0mm x 45.0mm ; 30.0mm x 35.0mm
Stamp issuing authority: Itella Corporation Finland
Printer: Joh Enschede Security Printer
The miniature sheet features elegant accessories in the form of the Lumi handbag designed by Sanna Kantola. Sanna Kantola and Bruno Beaugrand founded the Lumi brand in New York nine years ago, and today Lumi bags are sold in 25 countries.
Fashion designer Jasmin Santanen lives and works in Paris. This spring she unveiled at the Paris fashion festival a luxurious open party outfit, which has now been immortalised on a stamp.
This year’s spring collection also includes an outfit designer by Tuomas Laitinen and his sister, artist Anna Laitinen, the rear view of which is shown on the Fashion miniature sheet. This angle was chosen because of the outfit’s amusing “penguin cut”. A collection by the Laitinens won shared first place in the prestigious French Hyères fashion design competition in France in 2006. Today the LAITINEN accessory brand is sold in France, Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere. The woman in purple on the left-hand edge of the miniature sheet is a filler picture. Laura Laine produced the illustrations for the miniature sheet.