ONICA by Akino kurosawa

Black Sheep

@Onicaknits

Location

helsinki / finland

University

aalto university of art, design & architecture Helsinki

Graduation year

2015

Main Manufacturing Countries

japan

Akino is a Japan­ese fash­ion and tex­tile designer, studied for her MA in fash­ion and cloth­ing design at Aalto Uni­ver­sity (Hel­sinki, Fin­land) and a BA in tex­tile design at Tama Art Uni­ver­sity (Tokyo, Japan).

AKINO IS ONE OF TEN FINALISTS IN THE INDUSTRY ACCLAIMED HYÈRES FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL with her winter melancholy collection. THE FESTIVAL IS A PRESTIGIOUS OPPORTUNITY WITH CHANEL AS A MAJOR PARTNER AND PACO RABANNE'S CREATIVE DIRECTOR CHAIRING THE JURY. PREVIOUS WINNERS HAVE INCLUDED VIKTOR & ROLF, FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA AND ANTHONY VACCARELLO.

Her works were featured in presentations during Helsinki fashion week and exhibition on the 21_21DESIGN SITE museum Tokyo, etc.

She returned to Japan in 2016 and worked as a knitwear designer for a few years. In 2019. She started a knitwear-focused label ONICA.

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