Akira's Resort 2009 Collection
Vogue Australia September 2008
The Question: What was your favourite collection from RAFW 2008 and why?
Post of the Month: I tried to remain unbiased towards my favourite designer when perusing the RAFW collections, but to no avail, as Akira Isogawa's collection was clearly the winner for me. It reaffirmed why he is on par with - if not better than - international designers such as Nicolas Ghesquiere and Olivier Theyskens. Isogawa's latest collection was literally breathtaking, and watching his show was an amazing journey through the most wearable collection of the season. Starting with hushed, muted tones on beautifully embroidered and fluid dresses, Isogawa 's then moved to soft feminine florals. And then - lo and behold - an explosion of colour and clashing florals! These were the most vibrant colours I have ever seen him use - it was like bold brushstrokes on canvas. But every piece was completely and utterly wearable, including silk chiffons in saturated hues and even black; there was something for everyone. And as for me, I want one of everything! Brigadeiro
I was SO excited when I found out my answer would be printed as the winning post of the month in Vogue Australia, and that I won a year's subscription to it! I could go on and on about Akira! His work is absolutely amazing, and literally works of art. Was too lazy to scan the page, so took a pic.