Maunula Collection claims fashion as a public art form and celebrates the power of local handicraft.
By occypying the looms at the Saunabaari community centre and running a crafts course at the Adult Education Centre, artist Otto Karvonen and designer Justus Kantakoski led a collaborative, experimental fashion process from weaving the materials to tailoring the garments.
The co-design process included the use of recycled materials as well as experiments with weaving patterns and textile printing.
A 'catwalk' street performance launched the collection on the Night of the Arts in Maunula on 23.8.2018.
workshop, fashion line, performance by Justus Kantakoski and Otto Karvonen
Experimental textiles expert
Otto Karvonen, Kaisa Kukkonen, Liisa Nummela, Otto Rokka, Rauno Rönnberg
Helsinki Adult Education Center
Saunabaari Community Centre
The project with Otto Karvonen and Justus Kantakoski was co-produced by m-cult in May-August 2018 in context of the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, supported by the Creative Europe programme.