Akiko Ogawa - Source: Daylife.com

Akiko Ogawa - Source: Daylife.com

Above is a photo of the designer, Akiko Ogawa, whom designed the boots below – worn by model Chanel Iman. I had never heard of her until today when I saw the boots on Jak & Jil. I was immediately impressed, especially because the wedge gives of the illusion that the heel itself is hollow when really, it’s just covered with a mirror/steel surface. I also really appreciate the point at the toe of the shoe. Take a look:
Source: Jak & Jil

Source: Jak & Jil

Like I stated above, I had never heard of Akiko Ogawa until I saw these boots. However, I youtubed her and watched a video from her Spring 2009 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Runway and realized I’m very late in discovering her. The show was in September of 2008! But I was really impressed. Here are some of my favorite looks from that show:
Source: Zimbio

Source: Zimbio

This is my favorite look due to the hat the model is wearing. It reminds me of an oversized, semi-glossy fedora. Ironically enough, the Kentucky Derby is soon (if it hasn’t occured already) and if I were going, I would wear that hat! I also really like the trench coat/ blazer with the leather detailing and strong shoulders. This look is very simple, yet dramatic due to the hat. I love it.
Another look that I liked:
Source: Zimbio

Source: Zimbio

I liked this look due to the flow of the colors. The jacket looks kind of like a beach coverup too which adds to the relaxed look and feel.
One can purchase Akiko’s designs from Neiman Marcus if their wallet allows it :) Mine does not but a girl can still dream… ;)
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