Akira is a Japanese born, Australian designer who shows his A/W and S/S collections at Paris. His designs have been shown in galleries and he has also designed costumes for the Sydney Dance Company and the Australian Ballet.
Back in February Gillian posted an article on whether Clothing is Art. Good question and I must admit that I was one of those people that said yes and no. There are definitely some designers that I consider to be Artists (with a capital A) and Akira Isogowa is probably one of them. His fabric is just stunning. The material used in this dress for example has been pintucked (all around), printed and them embroidered.
I really encourage you to visit his website and look through his collections.