Skip to main content

Ivana Helsinki FW13 Collection Runway Show


Ivana Helsinki proudly made its return to New York Fashion Week this season. The Finnish fashion brand, designed by Paola Suhonen, is showing its new Fall/Winter 2013 “Rotterdam” collection with a runway show at Studio 450. In attendance were Baiyu, Blaine Morris, Cory Kennedy, Devorah Rose, Lauren Rae Levy, Lily Lane, William Beatty, and Eva and Mia Fauhler.

The collection was inspired by the pinup girls of Rotterdam in the 1960s, echoing their magical winter nights in the freight port, drinking whiskey in dimly lit pubs as the harbor freezed over outside. Suhonen’s signature prints remained a focal point of the line appearing in pieces with circular geometric patterns, subtle nautical stripes, and color blocking. Known for their dramatic silhouettes and feminine knits, warmth radiated through the brand’s collection, countering its polar inspiration with rich hues of red, blue, and pops of yellow inspired by the town’s choice liqueur. On a recent trip to Rotterdam, Suhonen came across pictures of their free-­‐spirited pinup girls, “They were wearing dot dresses, tropical accessories and dancing in the bar. It was a beautiful mixture of the naughty, dusty whiskey bars, exotic sailor characters and their one night harbor girls.” Featuring romantic dresses, sweaters, and jackets with a modern twist, the line transported these women into the present. Sorel provided the shoes featured in the Fall/ Winter 2013 runway show with hair by Matthew Curtis for TRESemm√© using T3 products, and makeup by John Jones for Face Stockholm.

Suhonen said of the “Rotterdam” collection: “There’s something special about the frozen harbors, the below zero marine sceneries with ice-­‐breakers and anchors in the snow. Rotterdam is one of the largest freight ports in the world. Twice in a century it gets the ice cover. We experienced one of those winter marine magic moments.”

Ivana Helsinki’s Fall/Winter 2013 runway show “Rotterdam” was on Thursday, February 7th at 6:00PM at Studio 450 at 450 West 31st Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue.

ABOUT IVANA HELSINKI: Created by Paola and Pirjo Suhonen, Ivana Helsinki is an independent Finnish fashion, art and cinema brand, leading the rapidly growing emergence of exciting new design talent from the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Recognizable for uniquely feminine Finnish hand knits and original print designs the brand is the only Scandinavian womenswear brand accepted into the International Fashion Calendar. Ivana Helsinki is carried worldwide by multi label stores, and has flagship stores in Helsinki and on NYC’s Elizabeth Street.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What is Size XO Fashion

What is size XO fashion ? OK, it is possible you have never heard of size XO.  It is also possible that size XO does not exist or never has existed.  Well, the fact of the matter is that I am fairly sure size XO does exist.  I was on facebook last night and on the Fashion Bug page someone was asking why Fashion Bug charged more for size XO then they did for size XL.  The lady writting the post mentioned she measured them and they appeared to be the same.  Anyway, I tried to research the size and did not find much at all.  It is my understanding (possibly and incorrect understanding) that size XO clothing was created for larger size women in the same manner that size zero was created for smaller size women.  It is very possibly simply a "vanity" size. OK, here is how Fashion Bug explained the size, " The sizes XL and OX are in fact different. An OX provides more room in various areas of the garment such as the body, armholes, sleeve length and shoulders. And a 1X hav

Fashion Goes in Cycles

They say that fashion goes in cycles.  What is in fashion this year will be out of fashion next year. However, clothing that may have been in style ten years ago, can potentially be next season smashing trend.  Due to the the cyclical nature of the apparel industry it is important for designers as well as consumers to monitor past styles as well as currently trending designs.  One way to do this would be to occasionally view old fashion articles in magazines, newspapers, websites, and obviously on blogs such as this one. Fashion Articles Past & Present Fashion Articles Archive 2011:  Fashion Articles 2011    January 2011 Fashion Articles   February 2011 Fashion Artciles    March 2011 Fashion Articles    April 2011 Fashion Articles   May 2011 Fashion Articles    June 2011 Fashion Article Archive    July 2011 Fashion Article Archive    August 2011 Fashion Article Archive     September 2011 Fashion Articles    October 2011 Fashion News

Boyfriend Boots

We are sure that you have heard of boyfriend jeans, but now you have the option of pairing them with super comfy and warm boyfriend boots . You can find the boyfriend boots above at the UGG Australia website. See more blog posts about Ugg boots on the Fashion Blog (our sister site). Learn more about boyfriend boots .