Posts tagged ‘mina perhonen’

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 [...]

No Wonder I Love Them So Much …

Last week I posted about Liberty of London’s Fall-Winter 2010 collection. I’ve since found out that the two prints above, Winter Stem and Winter Thistle, were designed by one of my favorites, Angie Lewin. AND, Sleeping Rose and some other prints were designed by Akira Minagawa of Mina-Perhonen. I’m still trying to guess and confirm [...]

Mina Perhonen Book Series

This post on Bloesem reminded me that there is now a three-part book series on Minä Perhonen, the Japanese textile studio of of Akira Minagawa. Book 1 is textiles, Book 2 is embroidery, Book 3 is Prints. Sold by the selvedge.org bookshop, £25.00 per volume, hardback. Those of us who can’t justify splurging on the [...]