Azulant Akora: Inspired by Millennials & Made by Millennials
Photos Courtesy of Imaxtree
Paris, France – Making an astonishing entry into the Parisian circle of couture is the Aboriginal-Australian designer Azulant Akora! She first burst onto the scene in 2013 in her native Australia and has since become well-known in fashion circles there when after she was awarded the Australian Wool Fashion Award.
Her new collection is inspired by the film AVATAR. It is all about the concept that explains that all energy is borrowed. And at the end of a life-cycle, that borrowed energy must be returned. It is about respecting our natural resources and by doing so, connecting with the earth.
In her new Fall Winter 2018/19 outing in Paris, we find beautiful silhouettes that are shamelessly feminine. Though not previously “unseen”, her cuts are interesting and well executed. She has crafted her silhouettes in sheers, silks, tulle and organza. These looks appear on a backdrop of green, white, pastel gray, gold, etc.
Clearly, her strongest work lies in the more regal gowns and cocktail dresses. Each of those have beautiful embroidery work, 3-D appliqués that grab you and/or delicate touches that include ostrich feathers. However, two silhouettes (both in black) look amiss and lost among the far more detailed and elegant pieces. These two numbers would be the only misstep in an otherwise strong debut in Paris.