Terhi Pölkki x Johanna Gullichsen

”Last spring I was walking on a street in Nolita, New York when, it suddenly popped into my mind: I wanted to dress my Fiona Babouches  in Johanna Gullichsen’s Doris pattern. From the very first minute I knew I had to do it,” Terhi Pölkki explains how she came up with the idea of using Johanna Gullichsen’s cotton fabric in her shoes. “Doris pattern has always been my favourite among Johanna’s designs and it just perfectly suits shoes – as well as, other accessories and interior products. Luckily, Johanna was as excited about the collaboration as I was”, Terhi tells seemingly excited about the project.

Babouches are still the it shoes this Summer at least when dressed up with Johanna Gullichsen’s Doris pattern. 

Terhi Pölkki SS18 Collection is the first collection with Johanna Gullichsen’s Doris pattern used in her shoes. In addition to Moroccan inspired Fiona Babouche, Gus Sneakers have got a new finishing with this woven upholstery fabric with a pattern of undulating squares.

Shoe Designer Terhi Pölkki and Textile Designer Johanna Gullichsen started their collaboration with Terhi Pölkki SS18 Collection.

The interior of Johanna Gullichsen Flagship store is designed by Helsinki-based Poiat.

Johanna Gullichsen Flagship store opened in March in Erottaja 1, Helsinki.

In the brand-new flagship store of Johanna Gullichsen, the staff is wearing Gus Sneakers as a part of their working uniform. This elegant store is designed by Poiat, a Helsinki-based architecture and design office. Plain and minimalistic interior works as a calming background for fabrics with strong patterns.

Terhi Pölkki SS18 Collection has two models in Johanna Gullichsen’s Doris pattern – Gus Sneaker and Fiona Babouche. 

Doris is Terhi Pölkki’s favourite pattern of Johanna Gullichsen’s timeless collection. Good looking fabric is 100% cotton and woven in Lapua, Finland. It suits perfectly to Terhi Pölkki’s ideology as she emphasizes craftsmanship, timelessness and environmental consciousness in her work. 

In Finnish / Suomeksi

Johanna Gullichsenin uusi liike avasi ovensa maaliskuussa Helsingin Erottajalla. Kangaspakkojen, laukkujen ja sisustustuotteiden rinnalla liikkeestä löytyy nyt myös kenkiä, kun Johannan optinen Doris-kuosi löysi tiensä myös Terhi Pölkin suunnittelemiin kenkiin. ”Kävelin viime keväänä kadulla Nolitassa New Yorkissa, kun sain yhtäkkiä idean käyttää Johannan Doris-kuosista kangasta Fiona Babouche –kengissäni. Onneksi Johanna oli yhteistyöstä heti yhtä innoissaan kuin minäkin”, Terhi kertoo. Johanna Gullichsen -kenkiä löytyy kesämallistosta kaksi mallia: Fiona Babouchet ja Gus-tennarit. Kurkkaa koko Terhi Pölkki SS18 –mallisto täältä.

Fiona Babouche goes camouflage in Johanna Gullichsen’s Normandie pattern.

Writer: Selina Vienola