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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

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