Is there anyone more distinctive, and yet completely successful, in Australian fashion than Akira Isogawa. He proves that you can be a maverick and still make your way. He is also completely unassuming. A couple of years ago real living created a room set based on his rug design for Designer Rugs. Everyone was blown away with his professionalism and humbled by his grace.
Which five words best describe you? I see myself as carrying an antonymic character. Realist, conformist, non-conformist and dreamer (day/night).
How did you get your start in fashion and what path have you taken since? The starting point was making clothes by getting the right tools and machines.
What advice would you give to aspiring designers? Faith is powerful.
What has been your best decision? Start in fashion.
Who inspires you? Designers I respect as well as some of my close friends.
What are you passionate about? Fashion is a passion.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Being inspired in 10, 20, 30... years to come.
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