More than 40 brands participated in the biggest edition of the Finnish fashion week to date last week, bringing together exhibitions, fashion shows, presentations, seminars, and parties.
— A fashion week driven by creativity and conversations more than commerce or capitalism, says our Fashion Director, Robin Douglas Westling.
This week creatives Claes and Christina Britton brings the best of Swedish art, fashion, and design to India for the special event Swedish Style in Mumbai.
— These days there’s a lot of focus on China and the Far East. In India, there is a real opportunity and the time to take it is now, says Claes Britton.
Acne Studios follows up last year’s much-hyped collaboration with Fjällräven by joining forces with another legendary brand, Starter Black Label, on a range of iconic pieces.
— Collaborating with a fashion heavy-hitter like Acne Studios is the perfect fit, says Carl Banks, President of G-III Sports, the licensee for Starter in North America.
Since the very beginning, The Beckmans College of Design has interacted with the fashion industry through partnerships with businesses and institutions. We meet fashion students Adam Swärd and Sandra Saedi and Pär Engsheden, one of the most renowned designers from Beckmans and now Programme Director of Fashion, stating that sustainability and fashion are one and the same which is a fashion that will never be outdated.
Aalto University is the only university in Northern Europe attracting international press and industry personalities to their graduation shows, with this year’s edition taking place tonight. Many of their students have won prizes worldwide and gets internships and jobs at international fashion houses. We speak to students Juha Vehmaanperä and Ines Kalliala and head of the bachelor programme of fashion, Tuomas Laitinen, about their key to success.