Akira Naka started his fashion career during his stay in America. He set up his label POESIE in 2007, and changed to AKIRA NAKA during his debut of Spring 2009 collection. The label’s concept is about visual representation of the inner scene of women. The theme of spring 2013 was “The New Era”. Akira Naka expressed intelligence and chic through the changes in textures and graphics fused with a sense of sheerness in the Spring 2013 collection.
Akira Isogawa’s breathtaking Spring/Summer 2012-13 presentation was divided into beautiful bridal gowns and signature Japanese inspired, textured dresses. His signature modern and Japanese aesthetics were executed with style. There were an all-white gauze bridal ensembles embodied with a appliqué, and topped with tulle head wraps. The silk sheaths and kimono jackets came in vibrant colors and prints. Traditional Japanese patterns were mixed with tropical floral prints and large-scale neck-plates. The looks were printed kimono dresses and a floral appliqué white dress. The garments came in red, white, pink, canary yellow, sky blue, white and black colors. Akira Isogawa added great accessories, like the printed platforms sandals, tulle head wraps, floral motif neck-plates and neck scarves. The designer expressed timeless beauty and femininity in his creations.
Akira Isogawa was born in Kyoto, Japan, he moved to Australia in 1986. The designer studied fashion design at the Sydney Institute of Technology. Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most recognized designers. Since 1998, he has shown his collections in Paris. Also, Akira maintains a strong presence in Sydney, where he has showcased his collections at Mercedes Australian Fashion Week since 1996. Akira Isogawa opened his first boutique in Sydney in 1993. He was named Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year at Australian Fashion Industry Awards in 1999. The designer was honored by Australia Post and was named an Australian Legend, his image appeared on a commemorative postage stamp. Akira Isogawa designed costumes for Sydney Dance Company productions. He translates fabrics into soft and romantic silhouettes, using natural fabrics like cottons, which are pleasant and comfortable for the skin. Akira Isogawa believes that you can add life to any garment, even to old fabrics. His latest collection included some of his bridal gowns. The designer gave his collection ombré effect with beautiful light-as-air chiffons and embellishments. Akira Isogawa featured some Eastern influences combined with contemporary Japanese designs. His creations showed timeless beauty, femininity and easy shapes in such a profound way that it expressed their inner soul.