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Control is a pioneering Helsinki based skateboard collective from the 90’s, later forming into a streetwear brand. For this spring, Makia and CTRL are bringing back the labels’ iconic styles in the form of the ‘Powerhouse’ capsule collection.
Control is a pioneering Helsinki based skateboard collective from the 90’s, later forming into a streetwear brand. For this spring, Makia and CTRL are bringing back the labels’ iconic styles in the form of the ‘Powerhouse’ capsule collection, with artwork dating back to the company’s early years.
Control spawned talent like Arto Saari to international fame with their most notable film ’Teens’ from 1998. Later forming into a streetwear brand known for its colourful and thought provoking prints, by artist and label head – Mr. Freeman.
The ‘Powerhouse’ capsule collection features t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, jackets and accessories in unisex fits, with artwork by CTRL head Tomi Freeman.
Finnish streetwear media Hypend sat down with designers Jesse Hyväri from Makia and Tomi Freeman from CTRL, to discuss how the ‘Powerhouse’ capsule collection came to be.
Read the full story here.
All images Karim Awad / Hypend
2020 marks the 75-year anniversary of Tove Jansson publishing her first Moomin novel. To celebrate this Moomin Characters Ltd is launching the #OURSEA campaign in collaboration with the John Nurminen Foundation.
Rasmus Tikkanen is a Helsinki-based artist and a friend, who has collaborated with us with a series of print designs. Rasmus also hosted the Makia x Tretorn launch party in August at the old military island of Vallisaari in Helsinki where he has his studio. We interviewed Rasmus about his career as an artist, his inspirations, style and love for Helsinki.
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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