Finnish Fashion, Or This Fabulously Crazy Helsinki

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Finnish Fashion, Or This Fabulously Crazy Helsinki
Finnish Fashion, Or This Fabulously Crazy Helsinki

Video: Finnish Fashion, Or This Fabulously Crazy Helsinki

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Video: Helsinki's Design District 2023, February
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Author: NikEverdream

As a person who has been in love with Finland since childhood, and as a clothing designer, I want to tell you a little about the street fashion of its capital, Helsinki. And also slightly shake the general stereotype of boring Finns who do not know how to dress stylishly, preferring a boring gray-black palette and practical sweaters with deer patterns.

Perhaps this publication will inspire someone, entertain and amuse someone, but in any case, I hope that you will not remain indifferent to the wonderful Finnish fashionistas, even if some bows are on the verge of decency and a sense of proportion.

There is an opinion that the farther north a nation is, the more muted and discreet clothing it prefers. Firstly, it is combined with the natural color type of the appearance (light skin, natural blond and gray or blue shades of the eyes). Secondly, Finland cannot boast of a developed light industry (like China) or a warm climate favorable for seasonal fashion (like Italy, for example). Finland is a country of thousands of lakes, warm saunas and successful fishing. Well, what can be the fashion for fishing after a sauna?

I'll be honest and admit: in part, all this is true. In provinces and small towns like Rovaniemi, people do not like to stand out, and there is nowhere …

We've only heard about fashion here, but a regular street bow is something like this:

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However, if we move to Helsinki, a surprise awaits us here … More precisely, a lot of surprises!

And the first of them - there are sooo many brightly dressed people on the streets. green "pluck out your eye", bright red, sunny yellow, orange, electrician … It seems as if you have got to some incredible masquerade. A riot of colors, and more than three colors can be combined in one outfit, contrary to all the usual standards of taste!

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Secondly, it is striking how people combine things from different eras, styles and purposes with each other. In my opinion, there are quite successful, very stylish images … I am inspired by such relaxedness, courage, and in general, in such treatment with style, there is a certain inner freedom … which sometimes our women lack.

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By the way, the older generation is not lagging behind….

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The stronger sex is not far behind. And this nation can be called boringly dressed?

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True, sometimes the internal free artist seems to get completely out of control, and on the streets of Helsinki in broad daylight you can find such characters:

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You know, I don’t think that it’s even that bad and somehow wrong. In my opinion, such courage is better than the conservatism of the gray crowd, but of course the sense of proportion is a very delicate thing … like ice on one of the thousands of Finnish lakes!

And, at the end of our excursion, there are some more interesting, in my opinion, images.

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Personally, in all this splendor with a slight tinge of madness, I like first of all the way with which inner self-confidence and independence people handle their appearance. It seems to hang in the air here: "You don't owe anything to anyone!" Women do not have to wear pencil skirts and stiletto heels and be constantly "glamor" and "sexy", and men here do not think that a bright shirt and an incredible shade of pants are a sign of unconventional orientation. People here are not chasing elegant, expensive, trendy items from famous brands. And if you are curious about where this or that fashionista got such interesting clothes, most often you will hear: bought at a flea market! Or: there was a good sale in second hand! Or even: I sewed it myself. We can safely say that Finnish fashion really comes from the streets, and not from expensive catwalks, there is little gloss and a lot of soulfulness, and this is probably why it has been inspiring designers from the rest of the world for several years now …

Yes, it is possible that Finnish fashionistas sometimes go overboard with something, sometimes as if hiding behind screens of bright, shocking, even fabulous images, but now, I know for sure: the Finnish style is not only monochrome, practicality and conservatism.

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