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Designed and expressively created by Marjut Uotila, DUSTY is an avant-garde menswear label known for its presentation of artistic signature pieces without compromising on wearability. For her collections, Marjut works with innovative fabric treatments and patternmaking in order to challenge traditional detailing and tailoring. The locally developed garments are meticulously manufactured in small independent ateliers in surroundings of Lahti, Finland, nearby the DUSTY studio. All exquisite details are finished by hand, alluding to the artistic uniqueness of each individual piece.
In Liike you will find exclusive DUSTY womenswear collection too.
jaanahaaksiluoto is an independent fashion label which fuses minimalist and simplified style with detailed finishings in order to create edgy yet wearable woman's wear and accessories. Pieces have an alternative style with an individual appeal as opposed to the anonymity of the mass produced and strictly seasonal pieces.
The label has a strong Finnish identity. Emphasis is put on sustainability, good craftsmanship and high quality materials. Collections are manufactured in small batches in Finland an in the neighbouring Estonia. The production is planned so that the textile surplus will remain as low as possible and used, when possible, for the next designs.
LILLE is a Helsinki-based women’s wear brand inspired by the nature of Finnish archipelago. Impressed by its authenticity and sense of constancy, amazed by the natural tones and molded shapes of the landscape.
We believe in meaningful and long-lasting design. Holding on to simplicity and quality, and aiming for more sustainable world one garment at a time. LILLE is designed with passion, crafted with love and attention, and provided for conscious women with confidence.
We are dedicated to designing and producing garments you will not want to through away.
Our products are designed in Helsinki and responsibly manufactured in Europe, mainly Estonia, using carefully selected European fabrics. In the creation of our products, we place a special emphasis on an excellent feel of the fabrics and long-lasting design and materials. The clothes are easy to wear and care. These are our cornerstones.
Since launching in 2011, Helsinki-based shoe designer Terhi Pölkki has established her own shoe brand after graduating from Cordwainers at London College of Fashion in 2008. Terhi Pölkki’s style sums up the brand’s coveted aesthetic of minimalist luxury with a tough edge. The different surface structures combine matt and shiny materials. The end result is a collection of layered uppers with hand-stitched details.
In 2014, Terhi Pölkki received the prestigious Best Accessory Designer award from ELLE Finland. Other honours include winning of Taito-Finlandia 2016 and The Young Shoe Designer of the Year 2008 in Finland.
In response to the growing urban existence, Terhi Pölkki emphasizes craftsmanship, timelessness and environmental consciousness in her work. Terhi chooses to reinvent design rather than constantly producing new items. All shoes are crafted out of high-quality and chrome-free leather materials. Terhi’s designs are carving out a new definition of sustainable luxury, refined craft. Our shoes are manufactured within the European Union and the experienced factories in Portugal offer good work conditions for employees along with quality of craftsmanship. The shoe collection is made locally in a small, family-run factory in Sao Joao da Madeira, Portugal, using locally sourced components and vegetable tanned leather. Operating in a sustainable manner is an important principle for Terhi Pölkki’s brand. The collection is made within a context that respects people and the environment.
We’re a tight collective of long time friends and family. Separated over the years by careers and geography we have since overcome dislocation to collude in the making of dead nice garments inspired by utility, function, people, places and Beastie Boys album covers • Check Your Head • ULLAC was conceived in 2017. Well, that’s the year we sold our first pair of Jeans, however the love a air with product, namely denim, started decades prior in the North of England – Preston to be precise.
Our world is gender neutral as the rest of the world should be. We believe that power lives in the hands and hearts of the individual, irrespective of lumps and bumps.
Where we work and how we work
We’re based in two key ‘metropoli’ - London & Helsinki – with all manufacturing placed in the hands of a family atelier who go by the name of “the Dini’ in Italy. That’s all you need to know, to know that it’s lovely. We operate ethically and make everything to the highest of standards. Every part of each garment comes from an independent producer.
The design team Merja Seitsonen and Johanna Vainio explores the unknown borders between fashion and art. Vainio.seitsonen carries an approach to design which can be interpreted as direct, feminist and acknowledging the unplanned as part of the design process. In Finland selected retail shops as well as the flagship store Liike in Helsinki are selling the vainio.seitsonen collection. Moreover, team Vainio-Seitsonen makes illustrations to magazines and design costumes to artistic performances and other events.