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Makia Clothing and Alvar Aalto Foundation have partnered up for a first of its kind collaboration. Introducing a collection of timeless streetwear inspired by Alvar Aalto’s groundbreaking work as an architect and designer.
Makia Clothing and Alvar Aalto Foundation have partnered up for a first of its kind collaboration.
A collection of timeless streetwear inspired by Alvar Aalto’s groundbreaking work as an architect and designer. Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) is a true icon of modern architecture, leaving a deep footprint in the history of design with his individual and distinctively humane approach. His work was marked by an ability to create structures that are both functional and human, with a dynamic relationship with nature and superbly executed details.
With co-operation of the Alvar Aalto Foundation, Makia had the privilege of studying the original archives of Alvar Aalto’s architectural office, and from this we have compiled a clothing collection that is interpreted through our eyes and at the same time honours the legacy of Alvar Aalto, the master of line and form.
“Making cultural heritage produced by Alvar Aalto better known to a wider audience has never been as exciting as it has been working together with Makia. It’s exhilarating to see young people today interested in Makia’s clothing and in Aalto’s architecture and design. But now we get a chance to test how well they work together. We’re not here to make speeches we’re here to make quality products.”
TOMMI LINDH, CEO, ALVAR AALTO FOUNDATION
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Ivar Fougstedt was one of the original founding members of Makia along with Joni Malmi and Jussi Oksanen. Ivar spent a few days in his local neighbourhood in Tokyo with photographer Antti Rastivo.
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