Minä Perhonen: Ripples
The first large format book on the house of Mina Perhonen, one of the most profoundly Japanese of the women’s lines to come out of the Tokyo in the last three decades.
A unique blend of Scandinavian sensibility and Japanese, Mina Perhonen is characterized by a tenacious individuality that often contradicts the prevailing trends in Japanese high fashion with its emphasis on unmistakably feminine silhouettes and bright, minimalistic prints that have as much in common with the work of Alvar Aalto and Marimekko as they do with traditional Japanese design.
This thoughtfully designed volume gathers the most iconic work outputted by the fashion house in the last twenty years, highlighting the rich and witty world of Mina Perhonen. A combination of new and archival photography as well as a collection of the illustrations showcase Minagawa’s subtle approach to design while critical essays by Issey Miyake and Susan Brown offer insightful commentary about Minagawa’s work.