Finnish fashion has become more and more popular in the world. Many people think that Finnish fashion is exotic compared to fashion in New York, for example. Finnish fashion designers aren’t that well known as designers in New York but they are on their way to the top.
Finnish fashion is very impressive and that might be the reason why in many fashion weeks around the world have paraded Finnish designers. I belive that fashion designers in Finland are as good as designers in New York, in fact, even better. Finnish fashion is different, but still interesting and above all practical. Clothes and accessories are simple, but not boring. On the other hand, people like crazy and shocking clothes like what most of New York’s fashion designers desing. Finnish designers are making fashion from recycled material much more than New York designers that might be becouse of Finnish designers want to make a differense to show that they have noticed global warning and they want to send a message.
People don’t consider Finland as a Fashion mecca, like they consider New York. But people should notice that Finnish designers are working in many big citys to well-known labels. Designers from New York has easyer to get great jobs all over world than Finnish designers. From that fact could conclude that Finnish designers must be really good on designer clothes and accecories if they can get job from somwhere around the world. What kind of fashion is made depends on the climete to, and becouse in Finland we have could winter and pretty warm summer, designers have to bee good designing many kind of clothes, in New York designers have to make winter clothes to but not that much as in Finland. Becouse in New York winter and summer are different kind than in Finland.
In Finland most of the designers are womans whereas in New York many designers are mans. I think that is good that in Finland have woman designers becouse all over wold mans are dominating fashion business. Womans have different kind of point of view to fashion and it’s good to have something various from New York. Fashion is all about different seasons and I think that Finnish fashion designers are better to create something fresh for every season while in New York it feels like every seasons is too close to each other.
Finnish fashion should have more attention in a world, becouse Finnish designers are truly good at their jobs. I am sure that Finnish fashion designers will have the success that they deserve. And maybe some day Helsinki and some other citys in Finlans will be called fashion meccas, like New York in these days.
1) Pamela Kaskinen thinks that Finnish people especially youngs have become more interested about fashion. That might be becouse of internet. There you can find anykind of styles and people who are interested on samekind of fashion. Finns aren´t afraid to wear that kind of clothes that they like. Thats why in Finns have so many different styles.
2) Paola Suhonen and her label IVANAhelsinki are to names that almost everyone in Finland should have heard. Paola designes printed cottonwears that are sold in 20 countries. There are many famous designers like Hanna Saren, whose shoes have been in Sex and the City tv-show. Finnish mans are also becoming more famous, for example Joonas Saari who won one of the designers competition in Copenhagen. Minna Parikka and Tiia Vanhatapio are good names to remember about Finnish fashion. Ofcourse have to remember that Finnish designers are working all over the world.
3) Globe Hope is a label that makes fashion on recycles materials, it succeed very well and now it´s sold over ten countries. Luhta, Nanso, Halti, Turo Tailor, Andiata and Seppälä are famous in many countries and those labels are known on their good quality. Marimekko is a company that cant be ignored when people are talking about Finnish fashion. Marimekko has been on the top over fifty years and their style has always been samekind, big prints and colourful fabrics.
Source: Pamela Kaskinen, Fashion from Finland, Helsinki Times