Haldin F/W 14/15 “Friend”

Helsinki-based clothing label Haldin combines high quality materials with bold colors and strong prints to create wearable clothes. Inspiration is drawn from “life, movies, music, the natural, unnatural and supernatural, childhood memories and the peculiar things lurking in the corners of the mind”.


91-1024x585But where did the inspiration for their new collection “Friend” F/W 14/15 come from?  Fashion Flash Finland asked, and the forces behind the brand answered.

For Haldin, the F/W 14/15 collection is basically a declaration of love. It is a celebration of friendship, love and odd couples.

“The only truly miserable thing with having the label is that we have so little time to hang out with the people, who are the most important to us. Our friends and family are definitely a weird bunch of people and also the very best bunch of people in the whole world.”


The ultimate inspiration for the collection was their friends, family – and maybe also two of them. The design label was born when Leena Haldin and Jonas Hellsten met.

“We had little in common and came from enemy lands but we fell in love anyway. Together we founded a company to fight evil by making clothes and accessories for men and women.”


The prints in the collection are based on Haldin’s ambassadors of love, the Chimp and the Vulture. The inspiration for the vulture print rose from a strong feeling that homage for the vulture killed by Conan the Barbarian was well overdue.


When we asked, which piece in the collection is their favorite, the answer we got (after much thought) was:

“Everything! We love it, all of it! The SS15 collection is not too shabby either, so we are already looking forward to showing it.”

List of stockists available at Haldin’s website.