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A fashion story through our elements

Espen x Wasa Runway SS23 fashion event third edition – this year partnering with Mieli, Pohjanmaan mielenterveys ry / Psykisk hälsa Österbotten rf.

What: Join us for an immersive fashion experience in the heart of Vaasa, Espen during Espen’s Fashion Week! 

This spring and summer trends from Espen have been captured in an editorialized short film that will premiere at Bio Rex Big screen. Before the viewing of the film like a true fashion event the traditional red carpet will be there waiting for you where our photographer is ready to take your pics, a DJ will be there to set the tunes before the show and a goodie bag is also included.  

When & Where: Saturday 20th of May, There will be 3 viewings: 12h, 14h & 16h at Bio Rex, Vaasa.

Cost: 5€ all the income from ticket sales will go directly to Mieli,
Pohjanmaan mielenterveys ry / Psykisk hälsa Österbotten rf

Why: Fashion is fun, fashion is a way to express yourself, fashion is for everyone and this is an event where everyone is welcome. We cannot wait to see you there! 

Book your tickets from the website (you can pay with card or mobilepay). It will also be possible to pay with mobilepay at the venue, but please keep in mind that there are limited seats available. 

Afterparty: The Official Afterparty will be held at Butchers&Bankers from 20:00. K18.

We have partnered with Mieli, Pohjanmaan mielenterveys ry / Psykisk hälsa Österbotten rf, and all of the income from our ticket sales will go directly to them. 

On the day of the show, Pohjanmaan Kriisikeskus Valo / Österbottens Kriscenter Valo will also have their first ever pop-up crisis center at Espen, with a Huoli tuoli/Orosstol  from 12-16, where everyone is welcome to stop by to just talk. Pohjanmaan mielenterveys seura ry / Psykisk hälsa Österbotten rf representatives will be there to listen, to talk with you about whatever you want. Info in Finnish here and in Swedish here

This year’s story has its roots in the yet so uncertain times we are living in. The world wide crises keeps on coming one after another, our own geopolitically challenging position, energy crises, inflation, then adding societal pressure on keeping on “living on as normal”. We need to have great jobs to pay our bills, support our families, scroll on social media & insane tiktok trends to show the world that we are happy, living that perfect shiny life, suppressing mental health issues, and the spiral keeps on spinning. 

With our story we want our viewers to see that this is all ok, we can feel insecure, we can be sad, angry, lonely, confused, but let’s not get caught up in everything and try to refocus our energy back to the basics - reconnect with our inner elements and know that we are not alone. 

Espen Fashion Week 15-21 of May

The entire week will be filled with fashion events in Espen, such as amazing deals from your favorite stores, a pop up glass box where you can get your picture taken at and lots of more!