Duality - Akira Isogawa


We have seen Akira’s presentation in Perth for the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, and had mad chats with him in his Showroom in Brisbane. As one of Australia’s long-standing iconic labels, I have come to expect his spacious floating silhouettes and beautifully placed prints. But this time around, I was truly in for a ride when Akira decided to take it up a notch with Duality – his aptly named collection which he showcased at MBFWA Resort 18. Although we have always loved Akira’s work, we truly felt represented in this collection – menswear silhouettes paired with silk and organza, moving beyond a gender binary and representing both gender qualities.


We are still gushing over the androgynous shirting and oversized striped coats. Whilst there were softer florals, beautiful draping and detailed pleats for Akira’s standard customer, more new faces will be in his showroom to successfully replicate the skirts over pants look - with Nike Air Vapormax shoes to complete the aesthetic.