Chronology

1993

— Akira Isogawa boutique opens in Woollahra, Sydney

1994

— Autumn/Winter 1994/95 Not Made In Japan presentation at Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

1995

— Autumn/Winter 1995/96 Premier of The Pillowbook presentation at the Dendy Cinema, Sydney

1996

— Spring/Summer 1996/97 New Generation Collection presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

1997

— Spring/Summer/Resort 1997/98 Satori presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

1998

Fashion of the Year retrospective presented at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

— Collaboration with Sydney Dance Company designing costumes for Salome

— Spring/Summer/Resort Botanica 1998/99 shown at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney and at the Royal Saint Honore, Paris

— Seppelt Contemporary Art Award

— Exhibitor at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

1999

— Autumn/Winter Etheric Zest 1999/2000 presented at Tranoi, Paris

— Spring/Summer/Resort High Spirit 1999/2000 presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney and Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Australian Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year received at the Australian Fashion Industry Awards

— Collaboration with Sydney Dance Company designing costumes for Air and Other Invisible Forces

— Fashion of the Year retrospective exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

— Tokyo Vogue Exhibition exhibitor at the Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane

— Premiere of Anna and the King presentation at The Dome, Fox Studios, Sydney

2000

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2000/01 presented at Espace Commines, Paris

— Melbourne Fashion Festival at the Royal Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne

— Spring/Summer/Resort Metamorphosis 2000/01 presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

— Spring/Summer Collection 2001 presented at Rue Rambuteau, Paris

2001

— Desire exhibitor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of the Arts for the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2001/02 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

MCA Unpacked exhibitor at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Australian Designers Collection at the Crown Casino, Melbourne

— Melbourne Fashion Festival at the Royal Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne

— Spring/Summer/Resort Light and Night 2001/02 presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

— Designed the performance outfits for the Australian Chamber Orchestra

— Spring/Summer Collection Water Star 2002 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira Isogawa Exhibition, Object Gallery, Customs House, Sydney

2002

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2002/03 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Melbourne Fashion Festival at the Royal Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne

— Akira Isogawa Exhibition, Royal Melbourne Institute Technology, Melbourne

Sourcing The Muse Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

Dressing & Dreaming Exhibition at Sherman Gallery, Sydney

— Collaboration with Sydney Dance Company designing costumes for Ellipse

— Spring/Summer/Resort Photo Session 2002/03 presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

— Australian Fashion & Textile Exhibition in Seoul, Korea

— Spring/Summer Collection 2003 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

2003

— Contribution of outfit to the Stratton Foundation

— Salvador Dali Exhibition at Beacon Southgate, Melbourne

MAC Deck of Cards Exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, New York and the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2003/04 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Melbourne Fashion Festival at the Royal Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne

— Spring/Summer/Resort Collection 2003/04 presented at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

— Akira Customised Bonds T-shirts Exhibition at Bookstore Kinokuniya, Galleries Victoria, Sydney

— Akira at Home exhibition at Orson & Blake, Surry Hills, Sydney

— Contribution of outfit to the Australian Ballet Tutu Exhibition shown at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney

— Un Wrapped Exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria

— Twister Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

— Spring/Summer Collection 2004 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— 10th Anniversary Japan Foundation Cultural Centre at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

— Designed new performance outfits for the Australian Chamber Orchestra

2004

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2004/05 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Spring/Summer/Resort Collection 2004/05 presented at the University of Sydney, Sydney

— Spring/Summer Collection 2005 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Gang of Five Event, Australian Embassy, Paris

— Australian Ballet Tutu Exhibition travels to the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

— Akira Boutique opens in GPO Melbourne

— Akira Printemps Été 2005 Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

2005

— Honoured by Australia Post, Akira's image appeared on a commemorative Australian Legend postage stamp

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2005/06 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira and Sydney Dance Company present a Special Event at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

— Collaboration with Sydney Dance Company designing costumes for Grand

— Presentation in Australian Pavilion at World Expo 2005 in Nagoya, Japan

— Akira Printemps Été 2005 Exhibition at the Singapore Arts House, Singapore

— Best Australian Designer Prix De Marie Claire

— Designer Rugs launch in Sydney, Melbourne

— Spring/Summer Collection 2006 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira Boutique opens in The Strand Arcade, Sydney

2006

— Akira becomes Honda Ambassador

— Akira Printemps Été 2005 Exhibition at Ayala Museum in Manila, Philippines and The Queen's Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2006/07 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Melbourne Fashion Festival show with Australian Ballet School, Docklands, Melbourne

— Spring/Summer/Resort Collection 2006/07 presented at the Jow Ga Kung Fu Academy, Sydney

— Spring/Summer 2007 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira receives Award for Fashion Excellence at the National Retail Association Fashion Design Awards

Closet Tales of Australian Fashion – Akira airs on SBS TV, Australia

2007

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2006/07 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Cara&Co Presentation in Moscow, Russia

— Akira Printemps Été 2005 Exhibition at Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi, India and Prince of Wales Museum Mumbai, India

— Spring/Summer/Resort Collection 2007/08 presented at Akira Design Studio, Sydney

Art In Reverse – Akira airs on ABC TV, Australia

— Spring/Summer 2008 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira awarded inaugural Australian Fashion Laureate Award for his contribution to the Australian fashion industry

2008

— Autumn/Winter Collection 2007/08 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Spring/Summer/Resort Collection 2008/09 presented at Australian Fashion Week, Sydney

— Contribution of outfit to the exhibition celebrating the Little Black Dress shown at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London

Seamless: Where Costume Meets Dance Exhibition at the Arts Centre, Melbourne, includes costumes from Air and other Invisible Forces, Salome, Ellipse and Grand

— Spring/Summer/Resort Collection 2008/09 presented at the Indonesian Fashion Festival, Jakarta Fashion Week, hosted by Femina Group, Indonesia

— Akira's sequin gown worn by Rose Bryne for Jonathan Ogilvie's stylised vision of the 1920s – The Tender Hook opens in cinemas

Freestyle Exhibition presented at The Object Gallery and National Art School, Sydney; Melbourne Museum; Art Gallery of South Australia; QUT Art Museum, Brisbane; and Triennale, Milan

— Spring/Summer 2009 presented at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Some of Akira's works were included as a part of the ShiboriExhibition, held at L'Elaireur Boutique Paris

2009

— As the new patron, Akira officially opens the premier fashion design institute, ESMOD Australia

— Akira presented his Autumn/Winter 2009 Collection at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira officially opens the Contemporary Japanese Fashion: Gene Sherman Collection, at the Powerhouse Museum

— New Akira Boutique opens in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

— Printemps Été 2009 Collection launched at The Strand, Sydney

Hands that Shape Humanity Ambassador, Akira Isogawa creates an exquisite piece for the Limited Edition Artisan Collection launched at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week

— A one-off cover is designed for the IKEA Kipplan, later auctioned for charity

— Akira shows in Brisbane's fashion festival at City Hall

— Akira shows in Melbourne's fashion festival at Town Hall

— Akira designs new performance outfits for the Australian Chamber Orchestra

2010

— Akira announced as an Australia Day Ambassador for the Opinion Peace Campaign

— Akira presented his Automne Hiver 2010 Collection at Rue Danielle Casanova, Paris

— Akira announced as an Ambassador for the Protect our Coral Sea campaign.

— A one-off dress is designed for Being Born Again in collaboration with artist Lindy Lee.

— Akira presented his Resort 11 Collection at The Sherman Contemporary Art Gallery.

— Akira Automne Hiver 2010 exhibited at The Japan Foundation

— A one-off art piece is designed for the Synergy of Art and Fashion" project / exhibition in collaboration with Cara & Co

— Akira Meets Mr Johnston exhibition opens at The Johnston Collection in Melbourne.