Fashion Seminar, Tekstiili16 and Näytös16

On 25th of May Helsinki will be filled with forward thinking textiles, fearless fashion and highly acclaimed international guests.

The Fashion Seminar, Näytös16 fashion show and Tekstiili16 textile exhibition at Kaapelitehdas join in on the discussion on what is currently interesting in fashion and textile. The events are part of Aalto Festival.

Tekstiili16 Exhibition

The Tekstiili16 exhibition showcases the high level and multifaceted textile expertise and artistry at Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture. The exhibition is held for the first time this spring and brings the processes of designing and producing textiles from the behind the scenes to the main stage.

Advances in the teaching content and pedagogy together with Aalto’s resources and  facilities, such as working studios have brought the textile skills at Aalto ARTS to it’s internationally acknowledged status. Collaborating with the industry enables the students to design and produce remarkable and relevant interior and fashion textile collections.

Many of the experimental and innovative products are  endresults of collaboration between different fields of expertise. New directions in technological advancements and research broaden the horizon of textile futures into the realm of science.

The exhibition is produced in collaboration with Suomen tekstiili ja muoti ry organization.

Fashion Seminar

The Fashion Seminar brings together internationally acclaimed professionals from the fashion industry to discuss the topic Dream Worlds: Building the Fashion Narrative. The seminar is curated by the cult magazine named A Magazine Curated by editor in chief Daniel Thawley and the Showstudio producer and editor Lou Stoppard.

This spring taking part in the conversation are also LVMH Prize winner, London based designer Thomas Tait, Balenciaga and Vetemnts stylist Lotta Volkova, Man About Town magazine’s editor in chief Ben Reardon, designer Yhji Yamamoto’s righ hand, fashion editor legend Irene Silvagni and top model Paul Hameline.

Näytös16 Fashion Show

The Näytös16 fashion show brings the lastest student collections to the public eye. The most anticipated fashion event of the year in Helsinki attracts a crowd of around one thousand spectators, including local fashion and design professionals as well as international press and talent scouts. Among others, LVMH (Louis Vuitton, Dior, Céline etc.), Keirin Group (Gucci, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent etc.), OTB (Diesel, Marni, Maison Margiela etc.) have brough their  headhunters to Finland to see the Näytös fashion shows. This year a well know Parisian fashion designer, Lutz Huelle has taken part in the editing of the show.

In addition, four Aalto alumni will take part in Näytös16. Saara Lepokorpi, Julia Männistö, Siiri Raasakka and Tiia Sirén will present their collections at Näytös16. The collaborative menswear collection by Hanne Jurmu and Anton Vartiainen, that won both the Chloé Award and the Jury’s Special Mention at the Hyéres Fashion Festival earlier this year, will also be seen.

Exhibition opening hours
25.5.–29.5. (Wed 21–23, Thu 11–20, Fri 11–15 and Tekstiili16 Party 19–23, Sat 11–20, Sun 11–18)
For more information, please contact Professor Maarit Salolainen p. 050 442 8381,

Fashion Seminar
Wed 25.5. 10.00–12.00 AM tickets 10/15 euros at the door. Payment only by card
For more information and reservations, please contact Tuomas Laitinen p. 050 384 8857,

Wed 25.5., Tickets 10/15e, in advance from the Diesel Storesta, Mannerheimintie 2, Helsinki, the tickets will be sold at the door if the show is not sold out beforehad. Payment by card only. Inqueries and press (for professionals), please contact Susse Roos,
For more information, please contact Professo Pirjo Hirvonen, p. 050 363 6011,