Akira Isogawa

Unfolding a Life in Fashion


‘As a designer I want to make things that are emotionally or spiritually connected to people.’ – Akira Isogawa


ISBN: 9781760760182 Category:

Georgina Safe, Akira Isogawa


Akira Isogawa delves into the creative world of one of Australia’s best known and most loved designers. Beautifully illustrated and with more than 50 garments, it explores the background, inspirations, impulses and cultural references that have contributed to the making of a fashion original.

Born in Kyoto, Japan, Akira arrived in Australia as a young man. Over 25 years, Akira Isogawa’s signature East-West fusion, manipulation of fabric, form and distinctive ‘fold’ design element have captivated fashion audiences around the world.

Additional information

Weight 1601 g
Dimensions 23.6 x 32.7 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 November 2018
Number of pages 240
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Foreword by Cate Blanchett
Dimensions 23.6 x 32.7 cm
Weight 1601 g


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Akira Isogawa is one of Australia's pre-eminent fashion designers.

Georgina Safe is one of Australia's most respected fashion authorities. She has written for Vogue, Monocle, Harper's BAZAAR and Good Weekend.