Somebody pinch me.. Living the fashion lover’s dream ūüíē

There are some moments in life you just have an experience where you feel like you are living a dream.

As a lover of fashion, going to our favourite designer, Akira Isogawa’s fashion show, and sitting on the front row to admire his 20 year retrospective collection up close felt like a surreal dream. ¬†Both my sisters (Clarice & Janice) and I have admired Akira’s beautiful creations for decades, we love his oriental inspired designs, delicate embroidered motifs, his signature hand printed dresses,¬†kimono style wraps & beautiful draping. ¬†My sister Clarice is his number one fan, and wore a stunning Akira full-length¬†bridal gown with embroidered detailing on her wedding day.

There were so many beautiful pieces in his retrospective collection, I loved all the bright colours, hand-printed florals, japanese inspired draping, intricate embroidery, all the signature traits we have come to love & admire in Akira’s style, all wrapped up in one show.

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A Sydney Florist put together the beautiful neckpieces with real hydrangeas hours before the show.IMG_6826 IMG_6828  IMG_6831

I loved the cute teddy-bear backpack above, worn with a long silk beaded skirt.

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Stunning embroidered gold phoenix on the back of this kimono style jacket.

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From Akira’s bridal collection, I remember seeing this dress at his collection ‘ode to Japan’ three years ago.

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I loved all the soft layers on this skirt, paired with the tailored white jacket with embroidered beading.

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Thick knits, layering & draping in natural/ nude colours.

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Another gorgeous bridal gown, gorgeous beaded neckpiece, with red detailing peeping at the bottom hem of the dress.

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Apologies for the bad picture above, but the detailed embroidery on this dress was¬†very¬†similar to my sister’s wedding dress. I loved the leather cropped jacket with embossed flowers, and the beautiful orchids used as a ‘floral armpiece’.¬†IMG_6888

Loved the violet silk aplique flowers hand sewn onto this dress.

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The final piece – fuchsia pink dress, the model wore sequins on her face & beautiful floral headpiece.

All photos above were taken on my iphone. (this is the day I should definitely have brought the SLR!)

We found out that before the show that Akira¬†had an accident earlier that day and was slightly injured, having to walk around in crutches, but that didn’t stop the designer from¬†walking around with his big humble smile before and after the show.

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He is definitely one of Australia’s great fashion icons, hats off to Akira Isogawa, after over 20 years on from when he opened his first boutique in Sydney’s¬†Woollahra¬†in 1993, he continues to show in Paris in for Spring Summer & Autumn Winter, and continues¬†to create such exquisite, unique & dreamy timeless creations.

I am so glad I was able share this amazing experience with my sister and now with you.

xx J’adorais

More amazing Australian designs @ Fashion Week – Ellery, Lisa Ho & Bec & Bridge

Another day of show stopping collections by some of my new favourite Australian designers. The highlight of day 3 for me was Ellery‚Äôs collection. Ellery presented a beautiful collection of directional shapes, draping and strong bold colours including different shades … Continue reading