Bring me back to the summer. The autumn has colored the streets and trees in Seoul and makes me look back to the warm soft endless daylight. The bright Nordic sun glittering on the surface of the sea. The simple happiness and lightness of living.
On an August afternoon a couple of weeks before my departure to Seoul I took a tram to meet Essi Lohko, one of the three designers behind small design studio FECC in Finland. She opened the door in an old art noveau style house in Kallio (the very hipster part of Helsinki) and invited me to enter their "Headquarters" in her kitchen. I could sense some real startup vibe there. Their bedroom functions as a small bicycle workshop. That is Essi's boyfriend's project.
The three designers of FECC, Essi, Meri and Mari make everything by hand in Helsinki. They aim to combine style and comfort in their designs. Everything is made of high quality materials. The team embraces their chance to pursue their own vision of fashion together with good friends.
One of the biggest inspirations for the FECC is to notice that people like their products. "We have also noticed that our pieces can be combined with very different styles. That might also be because we all three have different styles", Essi reflects.
I agree. Who does not love watercolors and the minimalistic playfulness they can bring to your outfit. I love wearing this shirt. It reminds me of summer.