Jimi Vain AW23 debut collection in Kämp Galleria

VAIN is a Helsinki, Finland based Fashion Label by artist Jimi Vain. Ever since its inception, VAIN has consistently stayed on the frontlines of contemporary design and fashion, through it’s viral collaborative projects and it’s strong focus on community. VAIN presented its debut collection AW23 in January 2023 at Pitti Uomo.

VAIN Installation and pop-up store

Kämp Galleria 2nd floor Garden Room

Opening hours:
Monday-Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

More information:
Instagram: @vain_official
Verkkosivut: https://www.jimivain.com




Florence pop up in the Kämp Garden Room

Florence is modern lounge wear brand with a holiday vibe. Florence aims to make women feel good about themselves, appreciate themselves and see joy in their everyday live by dressing up playfully, comfortably and stylishly in the most sustainable way possible.

The brand connect its founder’s Brazilian heritage of colour, forms, movement and craftmanship to the Nordic beautiful aesthetics, quality and design.

Pop up is open until July 24 in the Garden Room on Kämp Galleria’s second floor.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

More information:

Instagram: @wear__florence

website: https://www.wearflorence.com/



BLOOMING — Solo exhibition by Emmi Granlund on Kämp Galleria’s first floor from July 7 to August 14

BLOOMING, a solo exhibition by the Finnish visual artist & holistic interior architect Emmi Granlund, is a tribute to the inner transformation of the collective: surrendering to one’s higher purpose during these challenging times and believing in the universal laws and the power of unity.

The song ”Blooming” by Emmi Granlund is now also available on Spotify.

The exhibition is available from July 7 to August 14 on Kämp Galleria’s first floor.



Emmi Granlund

Ritva Kovalainen & Sanni Seppo: Forests of the North Wind exhibition at K1

Forests of the North Wind is the final part of a forest trilogy based on research through photographic art by Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo, culminating their three decades of work on forest themes. The first two parts of the trilogy were Tree People (1997), an exploration into Finnish forest mythology, and Silvicultural Operations (2009), which highlighted the downsides of forestry.

Forests of the North Wind portrays our natural forests as diverse spaces and states of being that sustain life. It depicts the rich ecosystems that our northern coniferous forests are at their best. The exhibition also illustrates how forest habitats are becoming threatened and being lost.

Most of the photographs in the exhibition were taken in protected areas near Finland’s eastern border ranging from North Karelia to Lapland. Elsewhere in Finland, only small, isolated fragments of natural forest have survived.

The exhibition urges us to recognise the difference between a natural forest and a commercial forest – to use modifier words when talking about forests, as our tendency to only talk generically about forests prevents us from seeing the true state of forest habitats.

The exhibition is held at The Finnish Museum of Photography K1 from June 10 to October 2, 2022.

Opening hours:

Mon–Fri at 11 am – 8 pm
Sat–Sun at 11 am – 6 pm

About the artists

Ritva Kovalainen (b. 1959) is a photographic artist whose numerous books, short films and exhibitions are themed particularly on the human relationship with nature.

Sanni Seppo (b. 1960) is a photographic artist whose work speaks about people’s community action to defend their rights, their relationship with nature and their fragile dreams of living lives unique to themselves. She is also interested in opportunities for influence through photography and is the co-artistic director of the Festival of Political Photography.

> Read more about the exhibition

Filippa K reopened at Kämp Galleria with a new store concept

Filippa K reopened its flagship store in Helsinki with an updated store concept, embodying the fashion house’s unique take on Scandinavian identity.

The interior balances the raw and the refined by abstracting references from nature into a new expression.The concept is a collaboration between Creative Director Liisa Kessler, her Filippa K team, and Profan: the Swedish architect trio of Disa Braunerhielm, Maximilian Olsson and Anton Bogårdh.

As a nod to Liisa’s Finnish heritage, Helsinki is the first location to be redesigned with Filippa K’s new identity and display its updated logotype. The opening was the first step in the Swedish brand’s international expansion strategy which will see it entering new markets outside of Northern Europe.

The new flagship extends across two floors of Helsinki’s Kämp Galleria. The location was once home to the famous Strindberg art salon and was later transformed into an iconic café and restaurant connected by a grand staircase — the centrepiece of Filippa K’s store today.

Inspired by the Nordic sky, the ceilings mimic natural sunlight with a sustainable LED light concept. Dynamic, programmable hues dissipate through a canvas filter and bounce off the pristine white walls, filling the rooms with a 1970s warmth. The space is grounded by vibrant red-orange flooring throughout: a strong expression of Filippa K’s bold, warm minimalism.

Filippa K’s full women’s and men’s collections are sold at the Kämp Galleria flagship. Women’s ready-to-wear is available on the ground floor, while the upstairs features menswear and a selection of womenswear. Shoes and accessories are placed throughout both floors.

Goods & Services pop up in the Garden Room from April 19 to April 29

Goods & Services is an interactive pop up store made by Kasia Zofia Gorniak and Laivi. The pop up store will be open from April 19 to April 29.

Visitors can “assemble” their own T-shirts by choosing a desired back part, front part and sleeves from the printed fabric material.

T-shirts will be sewed on location and will be deliver or picked up from the pop up on April 29.

Welcome to the Goods & Services opening event on Thursday, April 21 at 17–20 o’clock!



Garden Room pop up Goods & Services

ZAZIZE by Zanele Muholi opens at K1 on February 4!

Zanele Muholi is a LGBTQIA+ activist from South Africa and one of the most noted photographers of our time. Muholi has documented the lives of colored LGBTQIA+ people in South Africa and other parts of the world during the 21st century. ZAZIZE means “to make oneself known” or “to get information” in the isiZulu language. The LGBTQIA+ term refers to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, queers, transgender and intersex people.

The ZAZIZE exhibition features pieces from over two decades and also offers a view to Muholi’s self-images from different eras. The themes of the exhibition discuss hate crimes, racism, exoticism and politics regarding sexuality.

The exhibit is held at The Finnish Museum of Photography K1 from Feb 4 to May 29, 2022.
Mon–Fri at 11 am – 8 pm
Sat–Sun at 11 am – 6 pm

Read more about the exhibition: https://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en/exhibitions/zazise
Welcome to the museum safely. Read more: https://www.valokuvataiteenmuseo.fi/en/welcome-museum-safely

Desire, creativity and perishableness in the core of Desiren

The Desiren exhibit by Minni Havas is shown in the Garden Room, on the second floor of Kämp Galleria, from February 3 to February 26, 2022.

Minni is a Helsinki-based artist and a designer with a degree from fashion design. Her art work shows her interest in fashion, textiles and three-dimensional design.

The Desiren exhibit is a multilayered artistic entity of pieces that colorfully represent Minni’s relation to desire, creativity and perishableness. The art work has been inspired by the Vanitas paintings, martyrs and Latin-based phrases that describe life and death. Most of the pieces have been drawn with colored pencils or made out of textiles. This is her first private exhibit.

Minni has worked as an illustrator and a pattern designer as of 2008. Her clients include MM6 Maison Margiela, Finarte and Vimma among others, and her work has been included in several international fashion shows.

This exhibit is sponsored by the Arts Promotion Center Finland and the Finnish Illustration Association.

Exhibit is open in Garden Room from Feb 3 to Feb 26, 2022.
Wed–Fri at 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturdays at 11 am – 5 pm (or according to agreement)