Culture / Society

“A safe space to be queer”: A spotlight on 3 talents from Helsinki's trailblazing queer community

By Linnéa Pesonen

When Angel Emmanuel isn’t designing her own collection, she’s modelling for the likes of Balenciaga and Rick Owens. Angel wears her own designs. Photo: Angelina Ilmast

In Helsinki, a trio of queer trailblazers are dominating fashion, music and culture at large. Photographer Angelina Ilmast captures artist Angel Emmanuel, stylist Aino Collin and designer Mert Otsamo