【3月16日 AFPBB News】Japanese brand AKIKOAOKI presented a collection featuring a fusion of the old and the new at Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO 2023 A/W in the label’s first runway show since it won Tokyo Fashion Award 2023.
The new collection focused on the height of shoe soles, “inspired by old oriental shoes,” Akiko Aoki, the designer of the womenswear brand, said after the presentation.
“They are not mere high heels. I emphasized the height overall and expressed it extremely,” Aoki said.
“The upper is a modern one called Mary Jane. The texture is like a fusion of the old and the new,” she said.
In the physical runway show, some models were also wearing monochrome veils, inspired by Saint Mary, she added.
AKIKOAOKI won the Tokyo Fashion Award 2023 along with other domestic brands such as VIVIANO, TENDER PERSON and IRENISA. (c)AFPBB News