Paola and Pirjo Suhonen are the creative minds behind IVANAhelsinki, which is the first Scandinavian women’s wear brand ever to be accepted to the official Paris Fashion Week “IN” Show calendar. Established in 1998, the art & fashion brand made a name for itself with its unique prints and graphics, inspired by Northern legends, romanticism, Finnish nature, “white artic summer nights and endless winter sadness.”

“IVANAhelsinki collections are like small ballads with charming, soulful and savy tones. (…) A delicate combination of rough Salvic melancholy and pur Scandinavian moods… The mix of past and present has infused her style with yester years’ flavour sophistication along with a shot of contemporary charm. ” -IVANAhelsinki

The dresses, blouses, jackets, underwear and accessories are simple but playful.  All knits are manufactured in Finland, and hand knits come from Lapland.

You can visit their Concept store downtown Helsinki, which is also the atelier where the magic begins. It will definitely be our our itinerary next time we visit the Finnish capital!

IVANAhelsinki Concept Store
Undenmaankatu 15
FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland
+35 896 224 422

Photos: SheBreathes, IVANAhelsinki