The young fashion designer Carolina Forss will present her collection, inspired by the golden age of Finnish art and especially by Helene Schjerfbeck, in the beautiful main stairwell of the Ateneum Art Museum building in Helsinki on Finnish Independence Day. The designs created by Forss bring together art history and contemporary fashion design. The collection is part of Forss’ Master’s thesis for Aalto University.
The show was seen in London last July as part of the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Late. Both shows are produced by the Finnish Institute in London and supported by Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland. The same Helene Schjerfbeck that was recently exhibited in Royal Academy has now travelled to Ateneum.
After the fashion show, the Ateneum Hall will host an expert lecture on the relationship between Schjerfbeck and fashion, and a panel discussion on the links between fashion and art, and on inspiration. The language of the lecture and the panel discussion will be Finnish.
Admission is free to the fashion show in the main stairwell. Admission to the events in the Ateneum Hall is included in the museum entrance fee, or with a Museum Card or a Friends of the Ateneum membership card.
6.12. Helene Schjerfbeck – Á la mode, 14–16.30, Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki. Further information: https://ateneum.fi/tapahtumat/ateneum-fashion-helene-schjerfbeck-a-la-mode/?lang=en
Photo: Eeva Rinne