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

Helsinki-based menswear line FRENN mixes traditional suiting and casual style serving the demands of modern living. Around Journal interviewed founders Jarkko Kallio and Antti Laitinen on their label’s latest collaboration with visual artist Stig Baumgartner. Individualism, sustainability and athleisure are today’s key words in fashion and FRENN manages to contribute to all these ideas. (Continues…)

The 93rd Pitti Uomo fashion fair will be held in Florence from the 9th until the 12th of January. What makes this year so special is that Finland is the Guest Nation of the biannual event presenting eight menswear labels at the fair: Rolf Ekroth, Formal Friday, Ikla Wright x Turo, Mannisto, Nomen Nescio, Saint Vacant, Vyner Articles and Maria Korkeila x R-Collection. Guest Nation Finland is a project part of the Pitti Uomo’s program of special events. Around Journal interviewed Maria Korkeila about the project and on her design philosophy. (Continues…)

This season is about contrast. Take a moment to dwell on the details of photographer Eeva Suutari’s beautiful black and white images, in an editorial framing the lines of contemporary style.

What is invariable in fashion is to always look forward, to search for the unseen.
But what we sometimes forget is to focus on the now. (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…)

Well-detailed, high-quality menswear deserves a closer look. A bust portrait, busto, showing only the upper body of the subject is perfect for investigating the fine and layered materials. This art form traditionally represents a person in painted, drawn and engraved portraits. In fashion, the tight crop also emphasises the persona of the model. (Continues…)

Style portraits from the streets of Florence unveil the dreamlike athmosphere during the biannual Pitti Uomo fashion fair. Cinematic pictures by Eeva Suutari capture the classic shapes and subtle tones of current high-class men’s wear. Individual styles mix, everyone stands out and blends in at the same time. Alone, together. In that thought lies the beauty of fashion. (Continues…)