Tuesday, September 13, 2011

NYFW: Ivana Helsinki Indian Summer S/S12

My love affair with innovative prints floating down the runway at New York Fashion Week continues with Ivana Helsinki's Indian Summer S/S 2012 collection. Helsinki born Paola Suhonen has made ethnic accents and feather motifs into a ready-to-wear expression of global connectedness and modern tribalism. Indian Summer offers bold accents pieces for wardrobes that are increasingly trans-seasonal and border defying.

"Ivana Helsinki is an independent art, fashion, and cinema brand, delicately mending Slavic rough melancholy and pure Scandinavian moods. The balancing between white arctic summer nights and endless winter sadness. Eerie hovering isolation and intense starkness.  Ivana Helsinki collections are like small ballads with charming, soulful and savvy tones."

runway photography by Etienne Tordoir / 
all other images courtesy of the designer

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