Dear Shaded Viewers,

Despite being less prominent than their Swedish or Danish peers, Finnish designers have been finding their own audience, crafting innovative and often inspiring lines. Sustainable and stylish, NO/AN is a high-end bag collection created by Anna Lehmusniemi and launched in 2016. Handmade in Portugal by a small, family-owned atelier, the brand focuses on timeless and graphic styles, made mostly in grainy leather, as well as soft nubuck. This season, the designer offers her signature Flap bag in stark black and white and proposes her roomy Ace model in a variety of colors, underlining her love for organic lines and geometric shapes. NO/AN is currently stocked in prestigious boutiques throughout Europe and the US, such as Jean-Pierre Bua in Barcelona, Van Ravenstein in Amsterdam, Blanc Boutique in San Francisco, Série Noire in Lille or Asuna in Helsinki. You can discover NO/AN at Anna Lehmusniemi’s showroom, located on 16 rue des Coutures-Saint-Gervais in Paris, opening tomorrow and closing on the 6th of March.



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.