Akira is the label of designer Akira Isogawa, who has forged a fashion brand that successfully manages to merge the aesthetics of East and West. Ladylike garments of delicate fabrics such as silk are crafted into soft and romantic silhouettes. The drapery and billowing sleeves of many pieces resemble kimonos – one of the main early fashion inspirations for the Japanese designer. The fabric used to sculpt each piece isn’t left in the original form, but rather treated and distressed, before being embroidered and beaded by hand to create multi-layered clothing, stating a clear devotion to craftsmanship.


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