A new collection from Minä Perhonen has been released in Albert Park this week. Here, designer Akira Minogawa explores the inspiration for the 'Dream Forest' collection.
'This collection began with an image of colours overflowing from silence, like that of a deep forest, in mind. It was scenery that was vaguely warm and slow-paced, with a faint sound.
We project our imagination onto clothes through materials, colours, and the scenery depicted. Using clothing, the most familiar space, as the gateway to imagination and by connecting the world that emerges in our minds; reality and imagination, that can be sensed physically in daily life, transforms life into a kind of deep forest, one in which various thoughts and emotions coexist harmoniously.
Unlike the metaverse, which is a virtual space that emerged in modern times, this is a completely personal world where time, space, and matter are not connected to greed.
As we lead our daily lives, we sense that we possess diverse imaginary worlds like a forest.
This season, we would like to present you with such dreams and imaginations; seemingly unconnected combinations of motifs or successive unevenness, creatures that look like dust or fragments, or a picture of a village in a quiet forest.
The collection depicts a world reminiscent of the scenery on a given day’s dream.
The collection is about the joy of experiencing both reality and imagination as events on a given day: they both linger in the clothes.