Mintdesigns is a staple brand of the Japanese fashion scene, with its hot-ticket Tokyo Fashion Week shows featuring acclaimed artisan textiles patterned with whimsical, pop motifs. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s decided to produce its first yukata (traditional summer clothing) this year. It’s more of a surprise that it’s taken the brand this long.
There are three versions available: one prominently sporting the brand’s famous pattern of a paper cut-out child playing with scissors, and two other styles depicting cartoonish zig-zags — the brand’s signature motif. Paired with obi belts made from fabric from Mintdesign’s latest collections, they are progressive and yet still traditional.