Akira Isogawa: Unfolding a Life in Fashion
‘As a designer I want to make things that are emotionally or spiritually connected to people.’ Akira Isogawa
Akira Isogawa delves into the creative world of one of Australia’s best known and most loved designers. Beautifully illustrated and with more than 50 garments, it explores the background, inspirations, impulses and cultural references that have contributed to the making of a fashion original.
Born in Kyoto, Japan, Akira arrived in Australia as a young man. Over 25 years, Akira Isogawa’s signature East-West fusion, manipulation of fabric, form and distinctive ‘fold’ design element have captivated fashion audiences around the world.