FASHION IN HELSINKI 24.-27.5.2023
Aalto Fashion Collaborative Projects exhibition
Location: Fabianinkatu 29, Helsinki
Aalto Fashion presents 2nd year BA students’ projects as a part of the Fashion in Helsinki event. Students share their collaborative works from the past year in five fashion collection installations. The exhibition offers a closer look into the intricate thinking and processes behind the showcased collections as well as materials, cuts and construction of the pieces.
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24.5. at 20.00
KOE23 Fashion Show
Location: Makasiini L3, Tyynenmerenkatu 6, 00220 Helsinki
”Muotoiluinstituutti” The Institute of Design at LAB University of Applied Sciences, in Lahti, celebrated its´ 50th anniversary a couple of years ago. KOE Fashion Show is the annual event showcasing the talent of upcoming fashion designers from LAB Institute of Design and Fine Arts. Sustainability and circular economy are in the core of the school´s as well as the students´values.
KOE23 presents the graduate collections of 12 designers. Each collection is the result of the research for their graduate thesis. This year the collections seen on the KOE23 runway are an intriguing mixture of conceptual and conscious design as well as new perspectives of traditional handcraft techniques. The show showcasesinnovative collections and driven designers of the future. Subjects like fetishes influencing fashion, decomposing materials in fashion, aesthetic durability and upcycling of used wedding dresses have been researched for the collections.
KOE23 also presents Zero Waste looks and concept collections designed by second and third-year students.
VIP invitations have been sent directly.
For everyone else, please register via this link: https://www.lyyti.in/koe23_helsinki
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25.5. at 9.00 – 12.30
Transformation Conference – Exploring technological breakthroughs in fashion
Location: National Museum of Finland, Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki
In the midst of the most transformative period that fashion has ever seen, we want to explore how Finland and Sweden can deepen their impact on the industry — together.
Coming off the success of the inaugural conference in 2022, Transformation Conference is back in 2023, with the purpose of strengthening the connection between Finland and Sweden, between creativity and innovation, between companies and investors. The purpose is to create a new platform where innovation companies, creative talent, and investors can meet and create new alliances.
The conference is built around panel discussions and interviews about topics such as “Look at the EU Textile strategy”, “The Green transition in the fashion industry”, “How to use creativity to address our challenges”.
Organisers: Juni communication & Scandinavian Mind
Partners: Business Finland and Helsinki Partners
Mauro Scalia, Director Sustainable Businesses at European Apparel and Textile Federation.
Emilia Gädda, Chief Advisor, Sustainability and Circular Economy, Finnish Textile and Fashion
Marika Ollaranta, Head of Decarbonizing Industries, Business Finland.
Kirsi Niinimäki, Associate Professor Design, especially Fashion Research, Research team leader of Fashion/Textile Futures, Aalto University
Shahriare Mahmood, Chief Sustainability Officer, Spinnova
Juha Vehmaanperä, Young Design of the Year 2022 Finland
Outi Luukko, CEO, Rester
Indra Sharma, partner, Peak Capital.
Emil Holmström, founder, Bristol Textiles.
Olli Kähkönen, founder, Nordic Bioproducts Group.
Alice Bouleau, Principal & Head of Creative Pole, Sterling International.
Robin Douglas, creative director, Swedish Fashion Council.
Tuomas Merikoski, Founder, Aalto Recoded.
Presentation of the Young Designer of the Year 2022 Juha Vehmaanperä
Juha Vehmaanperä is a Finnish knitwear designer, whose presentation will be part of the seminar. Their work is defined by colourful hand knits and wild combinations of different textures but all in all, it is about having fun while smashing down the binary system. The work of Vehmaanperä has been featured in multiple fashion media such as Dazed, Vogue, Highstyle, and METAL. Vehmaanperä was one of the ten finalists at the 37th edition of the International Hyères Festival for Fashion, Photography, and Fashion Accessories in 2022 and in 2022 won the Young Designer of the Year award in Finland.
Conference is free of charge but requires registration through this link https://forms.gle/ej3YBrpGWEPBDp5p7
Due to limited places if you have registered but cannot participate please send a message to email@example.com we will charge a no show fee of 50€ of all non-cancelled participations.
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25.5. at 18.30
Fashion in Helsinki fashion show: Aalto Recoded, By Hinders, Rolf Ekroth, Ervin Latimer and VAIN
Location: Helsinki City Theatre, Ensi linja 2, Helsinki
The event is sold out
Fashion show presents some of the rising stars of Finnish fashion and their latest collections in a runway show.
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Fashion in Helsinki afterparty at Club Kaiku
Location: Club Kaiku, Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki
VAIN <3 BELOW0
VAIN is partnering up with Helsinki based label BELOW0 for the official fashion show afterparty at Club Kaiku. Expect a sweaty dance floor escapade filled with soul crushing euphoria.
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Tickets 6€ / 12€
Fashion in Helsinki showroom
Location: Kansallissali, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki
By invitation only
Fashion in Helsinki showroom presents the collections of several Finnish brands to buyers and media.
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26.5. at 20.00
Aalto University Näytös23
Location: Suurjännitehalli, Otakaari 5, Espoo
By invitation only
Annual fashion show of graduating BA Fashion and MA Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design students. Aalto University’s fashion studies are characterized by distinctive approaches to textiles. The presentation will illustrate the practice-based learning methods, which allow the students to extensively experiment with materials and incorporate them into their fashion design work. In the year 2021 Aalto University’s fashion programmes were ranked fourth best in the world by CEO World Magazine. Aalto University’s alumni can be found working at many of the industry’s leading fashion houses, brands, mills and institutions.
26.5. at 22.00 – 04.30
Fashion Community Helsinki – NÄYTÖS23 afterparty
Location: Ääniwalli, Pälkäneentie 13, Helsinki
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Linda Kokkonen pop-up & showroom
Location: Garden Room Kämp Galleria, Pohjoisesplanadi 33, Helsinki
Open Monday – Friday 12-19, Saturday – Sunday 12-18
The pop-up store and showroom presents Linda Kokkonen’s latest collection and ready-to-wear designs. You can also book an appointment with a designer if you are interested in ordering custom-made clothes or changing your old favorite clothes into something new.
Linda Kokkonen is a luxury fashion brand based in Helsinki. The concept of the brand is both custom-made and luxurious handmade ready-made clothes and accessories. The focus of the brand is the sustainable development of products, which aims to save the earth’s already limited resources as efficiently as possible. All clothes are made from recycled materials and using the zero-waste method, and each product is made to order.
Designer Linda Kokkonen’s creative process draws from romance and mysticism, combining intuitive design. In addition to personal expression, the goal of his work is to support the slow fashion movement and focus on creating slower fashion.