House of Disappointments is a creative
club kid collective founded in spring 2017.
It was born out of a need to create
some color in gray everyday life.
Founding members Joona Huotari,
costume designer, Simo Landin,
hairstylist and Jesse Virtanen, hairstylist,
are all professionals of creative fields.
Their main goal is to dress to impress
and break norms of appearance,
self-expression and gender roles in
a funny but sometimes a bit provocative
way. Fashion, pop culture, drag queens
and other club kids of the world inspire
House of Disappointments. Personality
is important to House of Disappointments
and most of the looks are self-made or
altered from second-hand clothes.
House of Disappointments is working
mostly on the clubbing scene and they
have been DJ’ing since 2019 for example
at Klub Kaiku and Flow Festival. They have
been competing also in Vogue Balls and
won categories for example best dressed,
best hair and bizarre, but in addition they
have been working as stage hosts, in
make-up workshops, hosts for private
events and as stylists.
Photos Superreel Eliel Kilkki,
Caroline Suinner, Janette Mirjamo,
Maija Astikainen Photography, Roza Ahmad