Akira Minagawa

About Akira Minagawa

Akira Minagawa (b.1967, Japan) is a fashion and textile designer who is best known for his Tokyo-based clothing brand minä perhonen (founded 1995). His designs combine Japanese and Scandinavian influences to create stylized depictions of nature and daily life. Always beginning with hand-drawn motifs, Minagawa uses techniques ranging from embroidery, weaving, and printing to create tactile and detailed textile patterns.