Akira Isogawa: Unfolding a life in fashion


The exhibition Akira Isogawa, is the first to explore the Sydney-based designer’s career of more than 25 years, touching on the impulses and cultural influences that have contributed to the making of a fashion original. Known for his fusion of Asian tradition with Australian ease, the exhibition features a wide range of work, mostly drawn from Isogawa’s extensive archive, from which the designer has generously donated to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney. The curators of the exhibition – Roger Leong and Kristina Stankovski – worked with Akira Isogawa over a period of nearly two years. This talk outlines the exhibition and discusses the process of putting together the display and the related book written by Georgina Safe with Akira Isogawa.

The Johnston Collection is a place where people meet art and artists. Since 1990 it has provided visitors with transformative exhibition and learning experiences enabling them to discover, experience and engage with artists, objects and ideas through dynamic temporary programs based on its permanent collection.

The Johnston Collection is a gift to the people of Victoria by William Johnston (1911 – 1986). It is administered as an independent not-for-profit museum by The W R Johnston Trust.

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