Curriculum Vitae

Riina Õun                                                                                                                            


2002-2006   Estonian Academy of Arts, Leather Art department
2004-2005   ERASMUS exchange student at Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, 
                      Czech Republic, Studio of Clothing and Footwear Design

Additional training:
2003- 2007  Design and production of bespoke footwear, RV Orthopaedics, tutor D.Viljur

Since 2010 Member of Estonian Fashion Design Alliance

Work Experience:

May 2011-               Mimi Berry, production manager, London, UK

March-July 2011     Kiss My Cherry, designer and maker, London, UK

Dec 2010-Feb 2011 Una Burke, design and production assistant, London, UK

Aug-Dec 2008        Independent Glove designer, collaboration with Victim Fashion St., London, UK

Jan-April 2008      General footwear workshop assistant, "James Taylor & Son"/Caroline Groves
                                London/Gloucestershire, UK
                                 Internship under the sponsorship of Leonardo da Vinci placement programme
June 2006-             Independent freelance designer of leather accessories 
Jan-March 2006   Image maker, general artist and interior designer, “Kaluri Mängutuba”, Tallinn,     

Awards and Grants:

2008   Leonardo Da Vinci placement programme, London, UK
2007   Certificate Course in Web Designing, 
            Shihram Institute of Business and Information Technology, New Delhi, India. 
            Under Sponsorship of ITEC/SCAAP Program by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. Of India
2004   Erasmus exchange student at Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, 
            Czech Republic, Studio of Clothing and Footwear Design
2004  5th award in lady´s shoes category, “Lapiz de Oro” shoe design competition, Elda, Spain

Participation in exhibitions and competitions:


Presentation of the catwalk collection "Nataraja" during London Fashion Week, "Wearable Art".

Presentation of the catwalk collections "Nataraja" and "The Birdcage" at Goat Girls Events´ fashion show, London.

"Lightning Design", Mäsu Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia


"Masurpriis", Mäsu Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

"Urban Portraits", The Archetype Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Presentation of leather accessories and footwear collection "Nataraja" during Tallinn Fashion Week as an independent designer


"Masurpriis", Hellermanni torn, Tallinn, Estonia


Collaboration with Victim Fashion St. for their show at London Fashion Week, during Vauxhall Fashion Scout programme.


“Available Art 4“, Vienna, Austria
“1st Riga International Young Designers Biennale”, Riga, Latvia
“Made in China. Made in Estonia. Made in Heaven.“, sculpture exhibition, Noore Linna Gallerii, Viljandi, Estonia 
„EuropArt“, international travelling art project in different towns throughout Europe
“Corium”,  Estonian Academy of Arts, Leather Art department student works exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia


Short video “Guitar. Woman. Man. Snow. Axe. Shadows. Death.”, Kansk International Video Festival, Kansk, Russia
“With Thought and Hand”, Estonian Academy of Arts, Leather Art department exhibition, Valga museum, Valga, Estonia
Estonian Academy of Arts, Design department graduates´ exhibition, Design and Architecture Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
“Dialogues”, Estonian Academy of Arts, Leather Art department exhibition of bookbinding, Viljandi City Gallery, Estonia
“La Dolce Vita 1960-2005”, shoe design competition, San Mauro Pascoli, Italy
“Notice the Sign”, fashion designers´ group exhibition of photos about their works, Cafe Moskva and Viru Center, Tallinn; Club Tallinn, Tartu, Estonia 
“Coffer of Caress”, Tartumaa Museum, Elva, Estonia


Short video “Guitar. Woman. Man. Snow. Axe. Shadows. Death.”, Pärnu International Film & Video Festival, Pärnu, Estonia
“Binded Mudist”, Haus Gallery and Estonian National Library, Tallinn, Estonia
“Coffer of Caress”, Harjumaa Museum, Keila; Narva Museum, Narva, Estonia; Šv. Jono Gatves Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania; Museum of Design and Decorative Art, Riga, Latvia


 “Lapiz de Oro”, shoe design competition, Elda, Spain, 5th award in lady´s shoes category
“Coffer of Caress”, Adamson-Eric Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
“Future Shoe”, shoe design competition, Suurtüki Kinga- ja Nahaäri, Tallinn, Estonia
“Shoe and its Face”, painting-shoe joint exhibition with Jaan Sammet, Kaja Culture Centre Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia


ERKI Fashion Show(Estonian Academy of Arts annual fashion show), joint collection with Janika Terasmaa, designed shoes
“Moment”, Estonian Academy of Arts 1st year Leather Art students´ starch paste painting exhibition,                   Põlva Art School gallery, Estonia



Õun Design, interview, Wearable Art Blog, 20.03.2011, Boston, USA

Lady Gaga would love this, editorial, What a Fashion, 18.03.2011, Estonia

Good time Fashion - hea tuju mood, interview, What a Fashion, 18.03.2011, Estonia

"Riina Õun Londoni moenädalal", preview of the London Fashion Week show, Buduaar, 17.02.2011, Estonia

"Eestlase tööd Londoni moenädalal"preview of the London Fashion Week show, NaisteMaailm, 17.02.2011, Estonia

2010    "Tantsiva jumala veetluses", review of the collection presented during Tallinn Fashion Week, "", 15.11.2010, Estonia 

Virtual Shoe Museum

2007  "Kui asju on liiga palju: disaini osa tarbimises", interview on design´s role in consuming, 
            "Äripäev", 06.02.2007, Tallinn, Estonia

2005  “Kingategemise absurdsest lihtsusest ja peadmurdvast keerukusest”, article with pictures,
            fashion magazine “Avenüü”, summer  2005, Tallinn, Estonia

2004  “Designing shoes”, article with pictures, uncommercial magazine of alternative art       
           “Facettentanz”(#1; 2004), Limbach-O., Germany