Ivana Helsinki 20th Anniversary Exhibition in Tokyo

September 7, 2018
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The Finnish Institute in Japan is organizing the 20th anniversary exhibition of the Finnish art, fashion and lifestyle brand Ivana Helsinki. “Love Stories, Road Trips and Dresses” – 20 years of fashion and lifestyle by Ivana Helsinki  showcases the journey of Ivana Helsinki from an idea to a recognisable and internationally renowned fashion and lifestyle brand. Finnish Institute in Japan is also celebrating its 20th anniversary and focusing especially on the multitalented Finnish women as role models for the women of today.

Created by Paola and Pirjo Suhonen, Ivana Helsinki is most known for their unique, timeless and functional products. They have since broadened their fashion brand to a whole new lifestyle concept, expressing their own style and values – be it through unique collaborations, handmade rugs or private music shows.



”Love Stories, Road Trips and Dresses” – 20 years of fashion and lifestyle by Ivana Helsinki

Date: 19 – 24, September 2018

Time: 11:00AM – 8:00PM (Closure at 6:30PM on October 19th)

Open everyday & admission free

Venue: Spiral Garden (Spiral 1F)

Address: Spiral 1F, 5-6-23 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo



Ivana Helsinki: Talk event

Date: September 20 (Thursday)

Time: 6:00-8:00PM

Location: Spiral Garden (Spiral 1F)

Presenting the fascinating story of Ivana Helsinki and a panel discussion about fashion and lifestyle with Paola & Pirjo Suhonen, moderated by the Director of the Finnish Institute in Japan, Anna-Maria Wiljanen.

Limited seats, RSVP to info@finstitute.jp (by Monday September 17)


Documentary film premiere Avanto-Erkki

Time: Shown daily during the exhibition at




Location: Spiral Garden (Spiral 1F)

Avanto-Erkki, a documentary film by Paola and Pirjo Suhonen, will have its Japan premiere during the exhibition. The film focuses on the 93-year-old war veteran Erkki Makkonen enjoying his life, while preparing for the Winter Swimming World Championships in Siberia.

The duration of the film is approximately 1 hour, and it will be screened daily at 11:00AM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM during the exhibition.


Organizer: Finnish Institute in Japan

Cooperation: Ivana Helsinki

Planning support: Spiral

Venue offered by Wacoal Art Center