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Mina Perhonen “MINA KAKERU” 「ミナ ペルホネン の 1∞ ミナカケル」

Minä Perhonen” by Japanese designer Akira Minagawa celebrated its 20th anniversary with a wonderful exhibition in Spiral Building, Omotesando.

Mina Perhonen

Minagawa designs his own patterns and gives them names like “Bird”, “Ray”, “Frost Garden” or “Cross Bird” and then prints them into one-of-a-kind fabric.  His designs are naïve and romantic and immediately distinguishable.

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

The exhibition was titled “Mina Kakeru“. The word “kakeru” has several meanings like running, hanging something up, drawing or multiplying which suits perfectly the wide range of designs they do.

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Kakeru had several  sections: a parade of Mina Perhonen designs from 1995 to 2015, a promenade displaying more than 30 textiles designs, a wall full of sketches and notes and pictures showing the design process, and a huge hanging installation showcasing all his designs.

Bags, Clothes, Furniture, House Ware… they will all capture your heart

This timeless brand that consciously stays away from fashion trends, strengthens the sense of individuality the designer has. Can’t get enough of the amazing textile design!

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

All his beautiful designs within hand’s reach

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

This mobile installation in the main hall showcasing Mina Perhonen design

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

Mina Perhonen

In the fashion industry where everything is getting mass-produced , homogenized and standardized and later bought at an increasing speed, it’s designers like Minawaga that reminds us of the importance of the attention to small details, long-lasting quality and sustainable production models.

Minä Perhonen has teamed up with local and international brands and created wonderful fusions…

Minä Perhonen + Diptyque

Minä Perhonen + Richard Ginori

Minä Perhonen + Repetto

Minä Perhonen +  Torafu Architects

Minä Perhonen + Pierre Hermé

I’d like to thank Mina Kakeru’s staff who kindly let everyone shoot their beautiful exhibition ありがとうございます!!

thanks

Minä Perhonen Official Website HERE (English & Japanese), Follow HERE  //  Spiral 5-6-23 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Tel 03-3498-1171, Closest Station: Omotesando (In front of Exit B1, Ginza, Hanzomon and Chiyoda Lines) Official Website HERE (English, Japanese)

All photos on this blog were snapped by me unless otherwise noted. If you see something you’d like to share, please be sure to provide a link back to this space. Thank you!

7 Comments

  1. Ohhh my how lovely,as I have said I do not know much of art and also fashion,bit I know what I like.charmed on these I am,what work to create such beautiful things I cannot imagine.Ty💜💜💜

    • Thanks Stephanie May for visiting UT. Mina Perhonen is beautiful indeed and this exhibition clearly showed the designer’s amazing creativity 🙂 Please feel free to share the post! To do so you can either copy and paste the link or use the social media icons at the bottom of the post and share it directly from there to your own social media. As long as the blog is credited, it’s ok. Cheers from Tokyo! xo Maria

  2. melissa says

    Very lovely exhibition, I’d like to visit if I can ^^

    I got to know about more Mina Perhonen after reading your posts xD

    • Hi Melissa, it was a lovely exhibition indeed 🙂 Glad you got to know more about the designer through my blog. It’s always nice to share with UT’s readers all the interesting things happening in Tokyo. Thanks for stopping by! Cheers xo

    • Thanks Soohie! Probably one of my fav Japanese designers…so much creativity at so many levels! Cheers my friend xo

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