About the Model
Suvi Koponen (born in Vantaa, Finland) is a fashion model who started modelling after she won the Finnish Mallikoulu (Model School in English) contest in 2005, which can be compared with America’s Next Top Model, although it is not affiliated with the Top Model franchise. She made her runway debut in the F/W 06 season, but really broke out in the S/S 07 season, when she walked the catwalk exclusively for Prada, and Miu Miu.
Her breakthrough was complete in 2007 when she appeared in five editorials for the French Vogue, next to appearances in the British, American and Italian Vogue. Her full name is Suvi Maria Koponen.
She has walked the catwalk for Anna Sui, Yves Saint Laurent, BCBG Max Azria, Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Blumarine, Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, Burberry Prorsum, Calvin Klein, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, Nina Ricci, Peter Som, Jonathan Saunders, Chloe, Christian Dior, Rive Gauche, Christopher Kane, DKNY, Sportmax, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Donna Karan, Louis Vuitton, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Richard Chai, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Zac Posen, Giles Deacon, Givenchy, Jill Stuart, Ports 1961, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo, Loewe, Luella Bartley, Malo, Versace, Sonia Rykiel, Hermes, MaxMara, Miu Miu, Nicole Farhi, Prada, and Vera Wang, among others.
She has landed campaigns for Mulberry, Anteprime, Calvin Klein, Blumarine, Balenciaga, Emporio Armani, and Wunderkind.
She appeared in magazines all over the world, including Trendi, Elle, Vogue (France, UK, US, Italia, Germany, Japan), i-D, V, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Numéro, and Dazed & Confused. She also appeared on the cover for the Finnish, and French Elle, Vogue Portugal, Numéro, Amica Germany, V Magazine, and Dazed & Confused, among others.
She’s currently signed with Paparazzi in Helsinki, 2pm in Copenhagen, Traffic Models in Barcelona/Madrid, Mega Models in Hamburg/Berlin, Stockholmsgruppen, IMM in Brussels, and Next Models in New York, London, Paris, and Milan.