Paola Ivana Suhonen is the artist behind the fashion pieces, starting from her dark naive mind landscapes, northern legends and western romantics, creating the prints, graphics and lately also working with short films. The mix of past and present has infused her style with yesteryears" flavor sophistication along with a shot of contemporary charm. Paola runs the family owned company with her older sister Pirjo.
Paola Ivana Suhonen is a Helsinki born designer, artist, and filmmaker. She is most well known for her own art fashion line, IVANAhelsinki, which in 10 years has grown to an international brand. Paola Ivana has been in charge of the design and art direction of this line ever since 1998 when it was established. She has done several alternative projects where fashion, design, and modern art have been combined. I am not fixated on certain materials, just the opposite; different materials are ways and means for me to express my own inner world. The pieces I have created for today"s bohemian chicks are souvenirs of my soul world.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo