An Escape from Solitude

Olena Jennings, New York City based poet and designer, escapes to the train in her latest work. During COVID-19, social distancing has been in place. For Jennings, new kind of creative process has evolved during this time, when thinking of poetry and design together. Firstindigo&Lifestyle: Would you like to name some inspirational poets? Olena Jennings: … Continue reading An Escape from Solitude

Anne Raudaskoski on Ethica and the holistic approach

Anne Raudaskoski, Textile hackhaton, photo credit: Sara Malve-Ahlroth.

  Anne Raudaskoski is a Finnish enterpreneur who wishes to create new connection to nature. Her approach can change the game of sustainability. With a background in dance, she has faith on the power of the arts:  "Arts provide a holistic approach to existence, and this is what we need to change the current linear … Continue reading Anne Raudaskoski on Ethica and the holistic approach

threeASFOUR spring/summer 2014

On September 8, 2013, avant-garde fashion collective threeASFOUR debuted their spring/summer 2014 line at The Jewish Museum as part of threeASFOUR: MER KA BA - exhibition. The collective's fashion and art is inspired by the geometric patterns found in synagogues, churches and mosques throughout the world. For the nine sculptural dresses featured in MER KA … Continue reading threeASFOUR spring/summer 2014

Fashion Curating: Unsustainability, gender and class readdressed

Fashion Interactions is a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores fashion culture by means of contemporary art, design and media. The exhibited works comment, on the unsustainability of the fashion industry, analyze the relationship of fashion and corporeality, and investigate how people use clothing as a tool for building identities. The exhibition is Curated by Annamari Vänskä … Continue reading Fashion Curating: Unsustainability, gender and class readdressed

Finnish Samuji attending Capsule in New York

Finnish Fashion brand SAMUJI will be part of CAPSULE Women's fashion showing on September 15-17 2013 in New York. The brand started in 2011 with a collection for women, and for fall 2013 with a collection for men. SAMUJI'S story embeds love for the everyday, highlighting its simple functionality, and setting values for designs that … Continue reading Finnish Samuji attending Capsule in New York

Finnish Paloni designers come to New York

MINNA SÄRELÄ is a founder of Finnish design collective PALONI, which is coming to New York this weekend to open a pop-up store during the fashion week. PALONI shop will be open through the end of February at the Ivana Helsinki NYC Concept Store. Their motto is: YOU CAN CALL IT DESIGN, INDIE FASHION, ART … Continue reading Finnish Paloni designers come to New York

Anna Zaigraeva rocks her beadwork design

Anna Zaigraeva lives in New York City and works as a Russian to English translator. She designs beadwork jewelry in her spare time. -Anna, tell us how you started doing these and when?  - I learned beadwork from my best childhood friend back in Moscow. We were both ten. Since I moved to the States, … Continue reading Anna Zaigraeva rocks her beadwork design

Fashioning ‘eco’ concepts

If fashion is now promoted with both ecological values and celebrity cultures, a question of who is wearing what and whose designs, includes a new kind of conceptual thinking.  Historically, fashion is the clothes that we are wearing. Then, a questions of social class plays an important role, since we are making the clothes our own … Continue reading Fashioning ‘eco’ concepts

Would I buy a ‘poisonous’ handbag…

Marketing strategies are sometimes tricky, and techniques of seduction are part of the contemporary branding of products. Putting products out on displays, is then of course part of the entire strategy. We are sensuous beings. Consuming today means taking seriously the product differentiations. We should be paying attention to, how the different products feel, taste, … Continue reading Would I buy a ‘poisonous’ handbag…