By  on March 14, 2019

TOKYO — The name Minä Perhonen may sound Finnish but the textiles and fashion line is actually the brainchild of Japanese designer Akira Minagawa, who has cleverly paired Scandinavian sensibilities with Japanese traditional textile making.

Appearing at WWD’s 20/20 Retail summit in Tokyo, Minagawa explained his journey. The fascination with Finland first began when he was young and he encountered Finnish design in the furniture shop run by his grandparents. His first trip to Helsinki at 19 only further cemented that attraction.

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