I was in Kinokuniya recently and picked up a spring mook (cross between a magazine and book and, like great American cereal boxes, can often contain a lovely promotion item). It included a large cat face tote bag and a smaller cat face purse. Over the past couple of years I’ve seen the brand’s designs pop up in several of the Japanese publications I peruse. Now owning 2 pieces I am really taken with Ahcahcum-Muchacha.
What I know of the brand is that it was founded by Masako Shinya. The children’s line I believe is Muchacha and the women’s line is Ahcahcum. In college I had a bit of a thing for making collages. And her creations totally take me back to those days. A little bit retro, a little bit art, a little bit cute, a little bit freaky – a whole lot of cool.
The rabbit print items in particular are my favorite. On the brand’s blog I found the photos of the group making tote bags with random bits and pieces. Such a great concept. Merging fashion design with craft and collage. Totally has me inspired to try my hand at it.
What do you think?here; (Collage 2) Rabbit necklace sourced here; all other images are from ahcahcum-muchacha.com.