Behind the Print: Seagulls

At mimi mono, we like to turn fashion into art through our art activities and vice-versa, art into fashion. Hence in our Seagulls collection, we collaborated with Japanese printmaker, Itsuko Naka. Discover the artist and inspiration behind the exclusive print.

About the artist

Itsuko Naka is a printmaker from Kyoto that makes original prints inspired by her daily life, such as the seasonal changes in Japan, the adorable animals, plants, and wild birds that flutter by. Her works are a blend of traditional and modern through the digitalisation of traditional paper cut patterns.
This unique print depicts that memory Naka had. An important element to her work is the blending of a traditional paper-cut technique and digitalising the paper cut patterns. Lastly, turning her art into something wearable.
Got a memory of a couple of seagulls floating on the glistening waters. It was a typical afternoon in her life as she finds tranquillity in nature in a busy city.