IVANAhelsinki is a Finnish art brand. It represents a completely new Northern style called "Fennofolk". It brings delicately together Slavic melancholity and pure Scandinavian moods with white arctic summer nights and endless winter sadness. IVANAhelsinki is about combining art, fashion and design.
from Scene B. Scene ~ This is the premier episode of modaCYCLE's video series, Dream to Seam. This series features extended interviews with only the top designers, the first of which to be featured is American designer Ralph Rucci. Rucci is described to be one of the greatest designers to originate from America, being the first American ever invited to show under his own name during the Haute Couture week in Paris. The only addition has been the Japanese name, Chado (meaning traditional tea ceremony) completing the renown label name, Chado Ralph Rucci.
I met designer Allison Heyden at the Sally Congdon-Martin Book Signing last year. And with daily weather reports of snow, freezing rain and dangerously low temperatures, I've been hanging out at the Allison Heyden website for the comforts of Spring. Her designs, take 'sun dressing' to a whole other level... sweetness and an innocence, while still incorporating a sophisticated color palette and silhouette. Fabulous!