Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Mina Perhonen

 New discovery for me in the world of gorgeous textiles from Japan. From their website, in their own words: "Minä Perhonen is a fashion brand working to produce clothes which do not lose their allure through lapse of time. The design process begins with sketches, which are made into their original fabrics. Also, they aspire to develop new materials and techniques with production centers of home and abroad. The name of the brand originates in Finnish as the designer sympathized with the lifestyle and the culture of FINLAND; he has traveled many times through northern European countries.
"'minä' means 'I' and 'perhonen' is 'butterfly,' with a wish to make many beautiful designs like those of butterflies' wings. The brand logo signifies "various characters (dots) within oneself (rectangle shape)." Just like the species of butterflies are countless, the designs too continue to increase."
The clothes look lovely and I particularly like the two pieces above. Quirky! But the thing I love most is the original textiles. They do indeed have a very Finnish quality about them. I think Mina Perhonen is the Marimekko of Japan.
And here are just some of their textiles. I love them all! I really tried to limit the number of images, but it was so hard!
Especially loving the rabbits and the abstract print below. Gorgeous colours. The very retro embroidery fabric is great, too.

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