From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month
Experience design at Design Museum’s Design Evenings when we have free entry to all our exhibitions and events!
Design evening program on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
4pm-8pm Free entry
4 pm Guided tour to the main exhibition Design for Every Body (in English)
5 pm Guided tour to the main exhibition Design for Every Body (in Finnish)
5 pm-6pm African Fashion Week showcase: Designer’s Speech by Omolara & Mini Fashion Show (in English)
18–19 Lecture by Kaisa and Christoffer Leka: Wonderfully lost! (in Finnish)
7 pm-8pm Meet Kaisa and Christoffer Leka at the Gallery (Finnish, Swedish, English)
African Fashion Week showcase: Designer’s speech by Omolara & Mini Fashion Show (2nd floor in the main exhibition space)
The African Fashion Week Helsinki (AFWH), founded in 2018, is above all an event, but also a community and association that strives to make African cultures known in Finland. The association’s focus is on supporting and highlighting fashion professionals with an African background. The annual fashion show organized by AFWH has been a public success, gathering a large number of spectators at venues like Gloria and Tiivistämö.
Samia Mohamud presents African Fashion Week. Mohamud is the founder of African Fashion Week, a feminist with an African background and an ambassador for sustainable fashion. She was born in Somalia, grew up in Jyväskylä and Mikkeli, and found the colors of being African in Helsinki: “Africanness in me is genuine and colorful.”
Omolara Odediran is a fashion designer who started working as a designer in 2012. 13 years ago, a young Nigerian woman had a business idea: She wanted to build a fashion company that sells products that have a positive impact on both the environment and socially. She is the creative director of F’JOY. F’JOY is a Couture house that focuses on sustainable fashion and combines African patterns with Nordic design. The name “F’JOY” is derived from the Nigerian name “Fayokemi” which means “pamper me with joy”. In addition to Omolara’s speech there is a mini-fashion show that presents Omolara’s designs. The language of the event is English.
Lecture by Kaisa and Christoffer Leka: Wonderfully lost! (1st floor in the auditorium)
Graphic Designer of the Year 2022 award winners Kaisa and Christoffer Leka arrive to lecture on the creative process: now is your chance to embark on an absolutely non-linear journey into the wonderland of creativity, guided by mrs. Mouse and mr. Duck!
Kaisa and Christoffer Leka are diversified and independent creators and teachers in the field of visual communications. The Graphic Designer of the Year committee wished to present the award to them for their work as teachers of graphic design in particular, but also for their long-term work on their multiple award-winning self-published books. The lecture is in Finnish.
Main photo: Elias Broms