Tia Cibani Spring/Summer 2014 collection, with shoes by Julia Lundsten...



Tuesday evening saw the opening of FINNOVATIONS, a retrospective exhibition featuring the works of FINSK's Julia Lundsten and fellow leading Finnish footwear designer Aki Choklat.

A huge thank you to all those who were able to attend, as well as Pirjo Pellinen from the Finnish Embassy and Jeremy O'Sullivan from Europe House for making the event possible.

Original displays by Beast & Burden.

OPEN DAILY 16th April - 2nd May 2014
12 Star Gallery
Europe House, 32 Smith Street
London SW1P 3EU



Later this month, internationally acclaimed Footwear designers Julia Lundsten and Aki Choklat will join forces for a retrospective exhibition showcasing their works as two of Finland's leading designers. 

The exhibition, which will take place in London's historic Europe House - home to both the European Parliament Information Office and European Commission Representation - will examine the common vision shared by the two designers; a nomadic spirit, pure uncompromising design, NOrdic inspiration but also an international approach.

Having both graduated from the world-renowned Royal College of Art ad running their own successful labels for more than 10 years between them, the pairing of these two designers is the perfect way to showcase very different yet also similar approaches to Footwear design. While Julia creates products for women that showcase and celebrate female power, Aki incorporates the female into his menswear range in a subtle and different way, each giving the viewer a carefully curated and unique perspective on their Nordic visions.