AKIRA ISOGAWA is a true Australian fashion legend. With a fêted career full of accolades, including a 50-cent stamp in his honour, he continues to evolve his label, pushing the boundaries of his art rather than making fashion for commerce sake.
He has given us a fast paced, gender bending, racially inclusive, and sporty vision that also did not alienate or negate that which had gone before, but supercharged it and brought it right into the now.
"In the past we talked about age and agelessness, and now it's more about gender - now it's all about humans..."
Read the full story in BLACK#27 on bookstands now, and meanwhile enjoy here, an extended view of his take on fashion now as he speaks to Chris Lorimer!
Photography: David K. Shields
Interview & Fashion: Chris Lorimer