A sensory escape into the wilderness. Editorial by photographer Kanerva Mantila and stylist Noora Makkonen. (Continues…)

“Fascinating shapes that are being hidden, new forms surfacing. It’s all in your mind.” Editorial by Christian Jakowleff and Noora Makkonen (Continues…)

A seventies vibe brings newness to wardrobe basics. Create an instantly recognizable and modern aesthetic of your own. Tailored shapes and paint-box brights are one way to do it. (Continues…)

The series Rose by Sofia Okkonen presented in the Project Space of The Finnish Museum of Photography is a study on the performance of the feminine. “In my art I want to study how our ideas about our ideal selves, beauty, trauma, the erotic and fantasies present themselves in front of the camera, on one hand through directed posing and on the other hand through the uncontrolled and subconscious.” (Continues…)

A fashion story embracing the most sensual season of the year. Pictures by Kaapo Kamu and style by Noora Makkonen. (Continues…)

You think you’re not interested in men’s fashion? Well you’re wrong. You should be. Everybody should be. Actually, unconsciously you already are, because men’s fashion has been mixing with women’s and influencing the scene more and more season after season. The proof? Just count the increasing number of unified men’s and women’s collections and catwalk shows or cross gender or no gender styles. Or simply take a look at Pitti Uomo, the men’s fashion fair and event, held in Florence twice a year. (Continues…)

Aalto University’s annual graduate fashion show has become one of the high points of spring fashion in Northern Europe. Around Journal recollects the previous Näytös 17 -event with a gallery of backstage pictures by Eeva Suutari. (Continues…)

The renaissance moment in menswear inspired Around Journal to interview designer Havina Jäntti for her modern, and more unisex take on fashion. Gender has become a footnote; individualism arises. “I think the growth of gender-fluid fashion is a reflection of the society, since the importance of gender and the roles they bear are not as prominent as they have been in the past. Already some fashion houses have combined their men’s and women’s shows and present them as one collection. I think it’s a very natural thing to do.” (Continues…)

ensæmble is a multidisciplinary collective with Finnish, Russian and Belgian roots, calling Helsinki home. The everyday life of ensæmble is run by Alisa Närvänen and Elina Peltonen. These two have a symbiotic way of working in which it is impossible to say where one’s work ends and the other begins. Their work is now being presented at the fashion after Fashion exhibition at the MAD museum in New York among six designer teams who are rethinking fashion. (Continues…)

“When spring finally arrives I’m in need for brights. This season I’m drawn towards yellow, ocre and orange – especially the warm burning tones.” (Continues…)