Women

  • Focus Finland: Minna Hepburn, vintage inspired, bohemian flair

    By Kate | Women

    Finnish-born Minna Hepburn has been making beautiful dresses and garments from sustainable, recycled and UK textiles since 2008. Under her eponymous label, Minna, the London-based designer has added a new, ethically produced, affordable bridal line t...


  • Focus Finland: spending the day with Paola Suhonen of Ivana Helsinki

    By Kate | Women

    The day is never boring with Ivana Helsinki designer Paola Suhonen... it starts with black coffee, stops at her boutique, art gallery talks, film promotion, factory visit, music video editing, snowboarding, and ends in sauna...  (as told to Kate Bla...


  • Focus Finland: Ivana Helsinki, poetic visuality

    By Melissa | Women

    “The Finnish identity includes a beautiful melancholy undercurrent. Its elements are a close connection with nature and the contrasts of the changing seasons,”   Paola Suhonen Ivana Helsinki is all about telling a story. It is the story th...


  • Focus Finland: FINSK, crafting the ideal footprint

    By Melissa | Women

    “I regard sustainable design as something that lasts much longer than a season, both visually and quality wise. Natural materials can add to this, for example the wood and leather that I use in my work have characteristics that improve even more...


  • Focus Finland: Poola Kataryna, where odd means beauty

    By Melissa | Women

    Not one for trends or high fashion, Helsinki based designer Paula Kasurinen sees clothing more for personal style and as a way of expressing one's self. In her closet you will find a combination of fleamarket finds and her own Poola Kataryna items,...


  • GUNAS- cruelty free, luxury bags

    By Melissa | Women

    Gunas does not just mean "attributes and qualities of nature" in Sanskrit, it is also part anagram of designer, Sugandh Agrawal's, first name. GUNAS, progressive luxury is a brand of vegan handbags-for men and women- that is 100% cruelty and sweatsho...


  • Shinji Nakaba - wearable sculptures from found items

    By Aya | Women

    Shinji Nakaba, is a jewelry designer in Tokyo who, despite his history of creating since 1974, brings us a fresh and delightful surprise with his artistic creations. The materials he chooses to use make his work unique and memorable.  He uses not on...


  • Style can be complicated but AWAVEAWAKE makes it easy

    By Melissa | Women

    Style can be complicated.  It can stay stagnant, vary, evolve.  It may depend on how we feel or how we want to feel.  Who we want to be or at least try to. That is what makes describing ourselves, our aesthetic that complicated.  Explaining it, g...


  • Time for some spring "greening" - what to do with things you don't wear

    By Kate | Women

    How many times have you cleaned out your closet, dropped off heaps of things at the donation center, only to find yourself back in a cash register line thinking, "Didn't I just get rid of one of these?" As the seasons change and we prepare for the bi...