Midsummer Magic

 

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I decided to do Midsummer theme blog post about the use of handwritten script fonts.

There’s now many beautiful new free handwritten brush script fonts available for download. I have seen similar kind of fonts lately here and there in use. Handwritten brush script fonts are used in cosy, romantic, lovely and free to do what you want relations. Midsummer is topic what is made for use handwritten script fonts.

I did also two artworks for this midsummer post. Fonts I used are Swistblnk Duwhoers Brush, Sortdecai Brush Script and Cataleya.

 

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Some examples where I have seen brush scripts in use: Arla – Ihana (Lovely) sour creams and yoghurts, Lindex and Free People clothing lines and Tjäreborg travel company.

 

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Näytös16

 

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Näytös16, Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture’s fashion show was colorful and comprehensive.

Näytös16 was held at Merikaapelihalli, Kaapelitehdas in May 25th. There was presented 180 outfits from 32 designers. Show was very colorful and imaginative. There was nearly half and half outfits for women and men. Responsible Tutor was senior lecturer Tuomas Laitinen.

Näytös Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naytos14/?fref=ts

Show began with four collections from Aalto Alumnis. Julia Männistö had designed collection inspired of ice hockey and part of the models walked by ice skates (photos above). With strings appliqued collection in tones of blue was ambitious.

Another alumni collection for men was Tiina Sirén’s collection with floral prints and long coats. There was golden and red trousers made of latex and artificial leather and fine belts.

 

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Luyi Liu had made BA Graduate Collection with huge bows in front of the dresses. Print fabrics and mesh made and collection look punk and little anarchistic but still girly. Julia Montin’s BA Graduate Collection for women had elf vibe with hoodies and knits with holes.

 

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There was a lot of yellow overall in this year’s show. Maria Korkeila had made a couple of entirely yellow outfits for men in her BA Graduate Collection. Outfits stood out with humorous pin up girl prints. Lucille Pialot’s MA1 Fashion Collection project with folklore vibe floral prints and yellow, green and blue color combination was beautiful. Hole pattern coats were awesome.

Here’s only a couple of outfits from the show and I recommed to check out all the photos from the show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98052824@N03/albums/72157668869723426

 

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W16 Kajo

 

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It’s nearly summer again and schools are holding their fashion shows again, so I write again reports how all went. First one was Wetterhoff’s fashion show Kajo W16.

Kajo W16 was held at Cable Factory Friday 13th of May. Last year their show was free, but this time they sold tickets in advance by 5 euros and 10 euros from the door. There was a lot of audience, more than last year. Their catwalk was turned “L” shaped and I was asked to go take photos in front of short part of catwalk. It revealed that their choreography wasn’t thought to the end properly, models stood their backs in front of the part of the audience and all the outfits couldn’t be seen nearly at all from the place. All designers have done three outfits and the last model of all collections didn’t walk in front of the part of audience at all. In the middle of the show one photographer who sat down on the floor left and I got his place to take better photos.

Show lasted over an hour and it’s general view was quite black, because all outfits of the shoe designers despite of shoes were black. There was only a couple color spots in the show this time. Fashion Show’s website: http://www.w16kajo.com/

Ingrid Hildén (pic above and next below) had made both, clothes and very fine head pieces to her mainly black collection called Venomous what ended the show. She has good hand sewing skills and know how to make outfits to stand out in fashion show.

 

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There was many imaginative shoes in the show. Jenni Rantala’s huge platform shoe collection called Breaking Point was one of the most whopping collection. There was led lights on one pair of the shoes. Elina Sekki had made among other shoes golden shoes with huge spikes. One of the pairs was in the showroom area of the fashion show, where was easy to take good photos of the shoes.

 

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Päivikki Turunen had made colorful knitwear collection what stood out in the middle of dark and grey collections. Name of the collection was Havina and the knits had beautiful flow when models walked.

Check out all the photos from the show here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98052824@N03/albums/72157666040796034

 

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