Canvas Fashion Editorial

Models: Lacri & Latifa
Clothing designHenrica Langh
PaintingsSirpa Sarkijärvi
Art directionHenrica Langh
Hair and make-up: Emma Tähkäpää
Location: Kuralan Kylämäki

“Canvas is an interdisciplinary collaboration bringing together fashion artist Henrica Langh and painter Sirpa Särkijärvi. Langh has created a collection of blank garments which were visually completed by the bold and expressive brushstrokes of Särkijärvi. The understanding of a canvas as a blank, flat surface is reconceptualised using three-dimensional shapes.

The word canvas can refer to a type of weave, the blank surface a fine artist paints on, or to the metaphorical blank surfaces of the human body and mind on which images are formed by experiences, memories, fears, and reflections from society and surrounding cultures, as well as tangible things like clothes, jewellery, or body modifications.

The collection visually explores the theme of existence in a world of chaos, beauty, and pain. It is about nostalgia and memories that would best be forgotten, mortality, identity, and relationships.”

– Henrica Langh