"British suffragette Emily Davison and American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson don’t immediately go hand-in-hand, but both inspired the SS17 collection of Finnish designer Heikki Salonen. One represents feminism in one of its earliest and most militant forms, the other, one of the most ‘masculine’ brands in existence – and it’s this kind of juxtaposition that Salonen is drawn to. His latest collection features screen-printed t-shirts bearing the word ‘Canth’ (in reference to Finnish feminist Minna Canth) and biker vests, bootcut trousers, elongated silk shirts and bandanas. Here, alongside images shot by Johanna Laitanen and styled by Dazed contributor Anna Pesonen, the designer discusses this offering, as well as the radical activists and rebellious subcultures that inspired it."
IMAGES | via DAZED DIGITAL and HEIKKI SALONEN
POST | Kara Town