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Red socks and face sequins: the complete Akira show

Red socks and face sequins: the complete Akira show

A retrospective

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Image: Lucas Dawson

Akira Isogawa showed at the very first MBFWA back in 1996 - and he's the only designer also showing this year

 The softly spoken designer marked the occasion with a retrospective collection from the past two decades, as well as his new Resort collection.

The red socks he famously sent models out in for that very first show - because he couldn't afford the shoes - returned to the runway today, as did the designer's signature divine embellishments and exquisitely detailed embroidery. What's new? Akira took the sequins off the clothes and onto the models' faces, with a smattering of silver sequins on eyebrows and in some cases, their entire faces. 

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