Like mother like daughter, Mina Perhonen


Tokyo-based designer Akira Minagawa started his brand Mina in 1995, and changed the name to Minä Perhonen in 2003. In that time, Minagawa has become famous for his charming, hand-drawn prints (he has published several art books) and innovative use of textiles (he also creates furniture upholstery). Think of Minä Perhonen as Japan’s answer to Marimekko, albeit designed with a distinctly Japanese avant-garde appeal.

What gives this fabulous brand the edge is it’s impeccable attention to detail, often with hand finishes on buttons and hems. Loving this bird print with it’s simple silhouettes and yes I would definitely wear it at the same time with Squeak.

The brand is very very exclusive and there are only a few lucky stores that stock the product.



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