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minä perhonen / minagawa akira: Tsuzuku

Author(s):
minä perhonen
Price:
3,700 yen (JPY)
Photography:
Yoshihiko Ueda, Mikiya Takimoto, Yayoi Arimoto, and others
Language:
In Japanese and English
Size:
263 × 177 × 20 mm, 810g
Pages:
274
Binding:
hardcover
Release date:
20200106
ISBN:
978-4-86152-764-7 C0070

Beginning, end, forward, return: continuing with the creation of hearts and forms.

The year 2020 marks a quarter century since Akira Minagawa launched his fashion brand minä perhonen. Under the concept of “special clothing for everyday life,” the brand has nurtured its own approach to product creation, most notably through the use of original textiles developed in close interaction with makers throughout Japan. This very special treasury features twenty-five years’ worth of fabrics, apparel, design drawings and illustrations, factory and studio photos, and comments by Minagawa, all brought together through the keyword “tsuzuku”—a word with multiple meanings, including “connecting,” “joining,” and “circulating,” that evoke the creative energy generated by synergy and linkage.

 

Partial table of contents:

Scenes from the Exhibition

Tambourine

Pieces of Clothes

Life and Design

Designs for Textiles

Idea and Study

Drawings

Memory of Clothes

Trip and Time

Brief History of minä perhonen

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