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ASTRAL WEEKS

In Perth's Chinatown, Find The City's First Hi-Fi Record Listening Bar 

URBAN RECHARGE IN THE HEART OF TOKYO

Keiji Ashizawa and Norm Architects Design the Latest TRUNK(HOTEL) Overlooking Yoyogi Park

AN URBAN REVIVAL

Traditional Kyoto Rowhouses Re-Imagined Into Contemporary Design Suites

ZUIHŌ-IN

The Art of the Karesansui Garden Best Experienced at this Kyoto Temple

Kyoto’s Leading Art & Design Hotel

A Stellar Amalgamation of East Meets West

A Luxury Stay Along Kyoto’s Kamo-gawa River

Location is Everything

Art Deco Splendour

Explore ATLAS in Singapore, An Extraordinary World of Gin & Champagne

Artisanal and Authentic

Lauren Manoogian Opens Her Flagship Tranquil Space in NYC

Cantabrian Maritime Museum Restaurant

Original Brutalist Arched Paraboloids Are Central To This Restaurant Designed by Zooco Estudio

RICHARD SERRA

The American Artist's Sculptural Enormity And Enveloping Legacy

SEQUOIA LODGE

Stay Amongst the Stunning Natural Beauty of Adelaide's Mount Lofty

MUNI

A Leading Dining Destination In Adelaide's Rural Township of Willunga

Celebrating Moroccan Craftsmanship

Intricate Details and Design at this Boutique Riad In Marrakech

LE CORBUSIER

Visit The Great Swiss-French Architect's Studio-Apartment, Restored And Open To The Public

AMAN KYOTO

In An Untouched & Secluded Private Garden in Kyoto, Find One Of The World's Best Hotels

Invisible Possibilities

Under The Theme of 'In the Presence of Absence', Desert X AlUla 2024 Enquires ‘What Cannot Be Seen?’

KOZUE AKIMOTO

Leading Tokyo Fashion With Radical Style, Underground Arts & Culture

August, 2017

Tokyo-based model Kozue Akimoto is renowned for her striking look – cherry red lips, signature cat eye liner and long, raven-black hair and blunt fringe that is instantly recognisable. As daughter of Japan’s sumo legend (58th sumo grand champion) Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Akimoto has grown to become a globally-renowned model, DJ and fashion icon, and can be found at every Paris Fashion Week with effortless style, while formerly working with Rick Owens, Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, Kenzo and adidas. Not only does Akimoto represent luxury fashion, but also champions underground creative culture through her own passion and interests in art, music and design. Her independent, radical sense is influential for the upcoming generation, championing diversity and individuality through personal style.

Kozue was featured in Ala Champ Issue 10 ‘Champion Womens Edition’ 2016
Photography: Satomi Yamauchi for Ala Champ
Words: Joanna Kawecki

Kozue Akimoto, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 © Photo: Satomi Yamauchi for Ala Champ
August, 2017