AKIKONEI

The Innocents Abroad //// I was first inspired by a quote by Mark Twain about a journey and my collection was made in conjunction to the journey within my mind. The process was divided into five sections like five separate journeys to discover more about myself and to build my collection. I recorded the way I thought, planned, and created during the making process in my notes as my own personal "travel journals" to show my ideal lifestyle, clothing, and attitude.

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About the Designer

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AKIKO is based in Japan. She studied at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2013. Her collections are produced in Japan.

Akiko Nei was born in Japan. After she graduated from Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, moved in London to study at Central Saint Martins College BA fashion Womenswear. Her BA collection was full of natural and delicate feeling, and the hand woven fabrics and stuffed animal masks with humor were gathered many attentions. Hand weaving is the one of her strongest interests and she has been into creating original hand-made textiles. Also having the unique drawing style, a winner of Colin Barnes Drawing Prize 2013, she has worked as an illustrator too. Her aim through her creation is to share comfortable, happy and easy feeling in both body and mind with others.