Juha Vehmaanperä is a fashion designer studying in Aalto-University. they specialize in handmade knitwear mixed with functional sportswear fabrics and industrially made knitted jacquards. their aesthetic is defined by bold colors, prints and textures. they are inspired by garments that look homemade and crafty. It is what makes the clothes special and valuable. Craftiest Bitch in Town is his alias and passion.
Facinated by old science fiction villains like Rita Repulsa in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) acted series and artwork such as Electric Dress (1956) by Atsuko Tanaka. I wanted to research themes of outer space and especially how science fiction has affected the way we think about it. It is very common to hear comments that something looks like it is from outer space even though our very idea of outer space relates to how it is represented in science fiction rather than what is actually known of it. Grand Mothership is all about a crafty intergalactic super villain experience in the intersection of fashion and costume. Crafts hold a very special meaning to my heart as my dear grandmother is a huge craft lover and she used to make me cute knit sweaters when I was little. However craft is always done in a very traditional manner and I am interested in exploring what else can be done in this field. In the age of everyone wanting to be an artist or a designer I just want to be a CRAFTIST. And what comes to the photos? Well I just wanted to invite my friends over for a fashion photoshoot with two bottles of sparkling and a wind machine. I do think that fashion should be glamorous and that friendship is magic. Yours truly Juha Vehmaanperä Craftiest Bitch in Town xo PHOTOGRAPHY: Mortti Saarnia MODELS: Markus Anttonen, Tuomas Ukkonen, Juha Vehmaanperä ASSISTANT: Janni Perttunen