Piia Rinne


costume designer
Piia Rinne was born in 1973 in the Finnish city of Pori. After first studying history and art history at the University of Turku from 1993 until 1995, she enrolled at the Helsinki University of Art and Design, studying art education until 1998, and then going on to earn a master's degree there in textile design in 2002. She also later went on to earn a master's degree from Helsinki's Aalto University, where she studied design for theatre, film and television as well as costume design. As a clothing designer, she has been taking part in numerous joint exhibitions continuously since 2002, including in Helsinki, Tampere, New York, Tokyo, Berlin and Shanghai. In 2006, she shared the “Fashion Designer of the Year” award from the Finnish Association of Designers with Noora Niinikoski. Her work has appeared in the collection of Helsinki's Design Museum. Since 2007, she has been designing costumes for opera and dance productions in Finland, with her chief works comprising Don Giovanni (2008), Acis and Galatea (2008), Frida y Diego (2014), Nabucco (2015). At the Hungarian State Opera, she was the designer of the costumes for the productions of The Mine and Love.