Fashion Record

Monday, March 09, 2009

David Jones AW 09

David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09
David Jones AW09

David Jones officially launched its 2009 Autumn/Winter Season on the morning of Wednesday 11th February, at the Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park, Sydney.
The Autumn/Winter season was Miranda Kerr's first as David Jones Fashion Ambassador. Autumn Winter 09 collections showcased at the Hordern Pavillion included: Akira, Alannah Hill, Anna Thomas, Calibre, Collette Dinnigan, Ginger and Smart, Gorman, Thurley and Zimmerman. Lisa Ho created the opening and Sass&Bide completed the finale.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Contemporary Japanese fashion: the Gene Sherman collection

Black coat, nylon/polyester, designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japan, early 1990s
Black coat, nylon/polyester, designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japan, early 1990s. Gift of Gene Sherman, 2009. Photo: Paul Green.

"I have never owned a pair of jeans. They look so uncomfortable, so thick and unyielding. I like dressing up. It transports my mind to another zone" - Gene Sherman.

Dr Gene Sherman is a former Trustee of the Powerhouse Museum and noted connoisseur, collector and wearer of fashion by leading Japanese designers.

The Contemporary Japanese fashion: Gene Sherman Collection is a selection of Dr Gene Sherman's personal collection of garments and accessories by Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto.

The collection will be on show at the Powerhouse Museum (500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney) from 28 February 2009 to 31 May 2009.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

DJ's finale in hands of Akira

David Jones Winter 2008 finale Megan Gale wearing Akira dressAkira Isogawa was chosen to provide the dress for the finale of David Jones' Winter 2008 collection launch on 12th February. The dress was a one-off piece modelled by Megan Gale. Read more about the DJ collection finale on SMH article "DJ's finale in hands of Akira"


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Monday, December 03, 2007

The Designer Rugs - Akira Kisetsu Collection

Australian design icon Akira Isogawa has collaborated again with Designer Rugs to create the 2007/08 Akira:Kisetsu collection. The 6 new designs reflects Akira's distinctive style of delicate patterns influenced by Japanese style.

Each design features 100% New Zealand Wool, some in combination with viscose or pure silk which add a subtle textural highlight.

Go to the Desginer Rugs site for a look at the Akira:Kisetsu collection, or visit one of the Desigern Rugs locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and (in early Dec 07) Auckland NZ.

Akira Isogawa
Designer Rugs

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Akira Isogawa wins the Australian Fashion Laureate award

Akira Isogawa has been announced as the inaugural winner of the Australian Fashion Laureate award. Akira was nominated for the award alongside Jayson Brunsdon, Collette Dinnigan, Nicholas Huxley, and Carla Zampatti. The announcement was made by NSW Premier Morris Iemma during a ceremony at Government House on 8th October. The Australian Fashion Laureate is an initiative launched by the fashion division of International Media Group(IMG), and the NSW Government.

Read the full article "Akira Isogawa wins the Australian Fashion Laureate award" on SMH.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Akira Isogawa - Sydney Design Week

Akira Isogawa will be in conversation with curator Glynis Jones for a Powerhouse Museum lunchtime talk on August 8, 1230pm-130pm. Akira is also featured in the Fashion from Fleece exhibition, running until August 22. For more info about this talk, go to Sydney Design Week Talks.

Sydney Design Week

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