Intersection: Hip Helsinki, Finland

By Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.
November 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

In the Kallio neighborhood of Helsinki, Finland, Sonja Sorvola, an actress who embraces tooth jewelry, likes to be more adventurous than the typical structured Scandinavian style.

Reporter Shern Sharma explores streets of Helsinki neighborhood Kallio to find what define the famous Scandinavian fashion.

“In Helsinki, you can find many very ordinary people, but then also those ‘over the top’,” describes her home seamstress Elli Karvinen. “I think Kallio is more known as a hipster area,” continue Elli dressed in black from tip-to-toe. “I pretty much always wear the black. I like very simple clothes.”

For Mikko Laak, coordinator at Architecture informational centre, “fashion in Kallio is very broad. There is lot of people who like to go to flea market or people wearing local designers clothes, but at the same time, you can still find here granny from the next door dressed in her old jumper”

Journalist Anniina Mustalahti wears only clothes that inspires her. “I can be inspired by stories, people, the [whole] town… What I love about Helsinki is that you can find here many things that are telling their stories.”

 

 

Ingrid Longauerová
journalist/graphic designer
Ingrid Longauerová is a long time employee at the Epoch Media Group. She started working with The Epoch Times as a freelance journalist in 2007 before coming to New York and work in the Web Production department. She is currently a senior graphic designer for the Elite Magazine, a premier luxury lifestyle magazine for affluent Chinese in America produced by the EMG.