Ivana Helsinki

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I was recently contacted about fashion/art brand, Ivana Helsinki. I saw some of the most stunning dresses i have seen all season. The brand represents a completely new Northern Style called 'Fennolk'.
Paola Ivana Suhonen is the designer behind the fashion pieces, starting from her dark naive mind-landscapes, northen legends and sagas, doing prints, graphics, shortmovies and everything involved with the visuals.
She runs the family-owned company with her older sister Pirijo. The whole production philosophy is based on ethical and ecological choices and there are a lot of handmade details and traditional Finnish handcraft methods are featured.
Here are some photos of the stunning pieces in their latest fashion collection.
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The collection focuses on folklore and flirty cotton dresses, trousers and capes and Lapland hand-knitted oversized cardigans and dresses.Autumnal colours and graphics are drawn from dark northern legends and western romantics – whilst more whimsical prints show a slightly more sinister recurring ‘scorpion theme’ on closer inspection.
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What do you all think of Designer Ivana Helsinki and the pieces from the latest collection?
you can find out more about Ivana Helsinki here.


Unknown said...

I like the shape of the first dress..totally wearable, maybe not with headpiece. I also think the pink stars dress ROCKS!! Espesh with the burgundy tights and whtie/black boots..looks like a cool collection...2 thumbs up from moi.

Anonymous said...

ooh I really like this, love the capes and the structure of the dresses! x

Masato said...

I really like it, simple and architectonic.

Sarah said...

Love the shoulder details, great structire!
Love the blog btw!

erika sorocco said...

The structure of each piece is so inspired by architecture. Love! :)

Anonymous said...

i love those outfits! <3

Heather said...

That star print is awesome!

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Taylor Sterling said...

these are fun and bold!

Unknown said...

i love the third dress - simple with an umph!

Unknown said...

really like this collection so I'm going to check it out.

KP said...

very avant garde xo

Amy Joy said...

I love the stars it gives an cool vibe!

Tights Lover said...

I really like these. Some really nice dresses here.

KleinSpace said...

I liked all her black dresses!
For sure, very good work!

Fashion Nicotine said...

Nice dresses!!

Nia B said...

Thanks for posting this. I am always trying to find new designers i can fall in love with! Love your blog! Have a look at mine from time to time!


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FashionJazz said...

Wow, I luv these alot!!!!! : ) xx
Im going to a huge fashion event on Saturday, one of those dresses would nbe perfect : ) So hopefully I can find something similar in SA : ) XXX

AMIT said...

Hey very good fashion pictures.

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