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.
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 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!
All his beautiful designs within hand’s reach
This mobile installation in the main hall showcasing Mina Perhonen design
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…
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!!
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)
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