House of Finland to Celebrate Fashion Design, Innovation and More – WWD



Finland’s style fashion might be represented by the brilliant colours and daring patterns of the nation’s finest-identified model, Marimekko, on the House of Finland pop-up exhibition, Sept. 11 to 14 at 286 Gallery in New York’s Chelsea.

The long-lasting design home might be joined by rising style labels akin to Chaine, Riikka Ikäheimo Couture, Mem, Mori Collective and Shy Vibes Membership, amongst others. Half of the purpose of the exhibition, organized by the Finnish American Chamber of Commerce, and Finnish Tech, Design and Artwork, a non-revenue that promotes Finnish creativity within the U.S., is to showcase the nation’s vary of types, creativity and innovation.

Riikka Ikäheimo Couture’s horny white lace attire and purple lace robes are slit to inside a centimeter of good style. Mem, Paula Malleus’ avant-garde assortment, is created from textile waste. Revolt, her 2017 assortment made out of put up-shopper denim, options lengthy robes with elaborate draping, jumpsuits and excessive-collared jackets.

Ivana Helsinki is an 18-year-outdated model designed by Paola Ivana Suhonen, who additionally directs movies and music movies and writes youngsters’s books. Suhonen, who's given to romantic statements akin to, “My world is for those who love moonlit fields, pirates, darkish forests, crummy motels, champagne states of drunkenness, fragile butterflies, passionate relationships, cowboys and guardian angels,” when describing the model, is main the renovation of the unique Sokos Resort Presidentti, which has 494 rooms, a restaurant, nightclub, assembly rooms and auditoriums.

With this yr being the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, there might be occasions akin to a birthday celebration Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Grey’s Loft on West 36th Road, that includes a cross-pattern of Finnish tradition with singers, dance improvisation, stay portray by Susanna Sivonen, and scanography by Kira Leskinen.

A Finnish Road Honest on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. might be held on Bleecker Road within the West Village, and an genuine touring Finnish sauna on Sept. 10 might be parked in Pink Hook, Brooklyn.

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House of Finland to Celebrate Fashion Design, Innovation and More - WWD