Minku Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Collection Launch

Yesterday March 3, 2013, six days into Paris Fashion Week which we didn’t take part in, and 31 days after Barcelona Fashion Week which we did, we officially launched the Minku AW2013 Collection. Why not have a party if there’s a faint reason for a party, right? And thus it was that we began to send out invites to friends, bloggers, buyers and other creatures of general awesomeness. In Lagos. In the March heat. Because life is awesome. Flowers were bought and picked, posters were made, food and drink were ordered. Lola of Oliya Modi, our guest exhibitor, arrived to intersperse the bags with some of her lovely clothing. And then our guests came.

LaunchPhotos

There would be more pictures rolling in, so look out for another collage like this, perhaps more of what was going on outside the exhibition room. Otherwise known as my parents and their friends hanging out outdoors and sharing stories and drinks. On second thought, maybe not so many pictures of those coming up ;-) The good news is that starting today, the bags from the Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Collection are now available in the e-store. And that were it not for Wana, the damask lining of the Ado weekender may not have been sewn. I compare using her sewing machine to driving a Ferrari after years with a stick-shift Toyota. So yeah, a story for whichever lovely client picks up the weekender bag. As usual after the labor of love that is a new collection, I rely on you guys’ feedback as my designer-oxygen. What do you think about our new directions (more of the Eleko Wave; some structured bags, our first weekender, some serious mustard loving, and a blingy backpack)? Life is good. It is beautiful despite all the tough days. Minku helps me celebrate that. The launch was a celebration of life, of friendships, of family love which Minku is very much based on. It was held in Lagos, not far from the coastal view that inspired the logo. Life is good, I say. Go forth therefore, dear friends, to the Minku e-store, and shop. And spread the news to any friends you meet along the way. Love,Minku

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we now interrupt this editing session for a service announcement

I am in what must be a yoga pose in my room listening to Chopin and editing images for the collection. Zen moment? Very.

Then I remember – the interview! It must be out by now!

It is :-)

Double serving of Zen goodness.

It’s in Spanish.

Make that a triple.

Not too long ago, the fun people of BCN or DIE Magazine contacted us about doing an interview. Our first interview in Spanish! (The Timeout piece was in Catalan). I looked up the magazine online. It was really alternative and fresh, like Lokalirri, and I was like, I’m on this like a bag of chips. I felt I had to be listening to rock music, drinking a bottle of Jagermeister, and flipping through a catalog of tattoos as I answered the interview questions. Flip through a few of their back issues to see why (click Leer revista, a magazine-format window opens).  The Jagermeister and tattoo parts are still too cool for me, but here’s the interview, in an easy-to-read format.

 

You can also read it on the site here (pg 18-22). Check the back-issues too – they do some cool interviews and the layout and photography are always on-point. Their Facebook page is here.

xoxo,
Minku