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The Island Camo pattern was created from nautical charts of the island archipelago surrounding Helsinki’s coastal area.
Our Island Camo print is created from the navigational maps of the Helsinki Archipelago. These islands are a rocky legacy from the post-glacial rebound of the last ice age. Navigating through this labyrinth-like maze of islands is hazardous, which is why the islands are dotted with lighthouses and other navigational marks.
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.
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.