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AKHA: Printspiration for AW14

January 16, 2014 BY AKHA NEW YORK

AKHA embraces slow fashion; inspired by traditional and hands on approach to fashion design. The brand emphasizes printed shirts, knitwear, belts and suspenders. Each pieces has the appearance of familiar urban wear at first glance, but a closer look reveals the playful twists and exquisite handcrafted details.

For AW14, I am creating familiar prints such as camouflage, leopard, dots, using traditional Printing technique with a bit of twist. This is my version of hand painted camouflage print for this season.

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I was inspired by traditional Japanese art, as well as the beautiful details I found while traveling in Kanazawa, Japan last year Fall.

Printspiration:

It was just ordinary residential area, light from a living room was seeping out through hedge. I used to see this type of scene a lot in Japan, but I do not see them much anymore. It was extremely beautiful, and it turned into one of my prints of the season.

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This one is not just a print! The print is also a burnout of Lotus. Mustard color is somewhat fresh these days. Lotus is so spiritual and beautiful, but It can not just be symbolic as is. I needed to give this a bit of sheer transparency.

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AKHA is showing at Capsule New York Womens Feb 22- 24th. For more information visit our brand page.

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