Minä Perhonen

Japanese fashion legend Mina Perhonen (“I Butterfly” in Finnish) archives its fabrics on their website — do any other fashion brands do this? Looking back (all the way to 1997) it shows how ahead-of-the-curve yet timeless they are. Their collection always incorporates embellished/embroidered textiles as well as prints and wovens — too bad they’re not available for us to work with, but, understandable that they’re not. Above, Autumn-Winter 2012-13; below, Spring-Summer 2012. Be sure to see the fabrics at work in the collections too.

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