Welcome to D*Hub’s ‘Loves’ column. We’ve invited design lovers to share their favourite object in the Powerhouse Museum Collection.
Penny Craswell is the Editor of architecture and design magazine, Artichoke, and a long-time fan of great design. Craswell shares what she loves most in the Museum’s deep and delicious collection.
Penny Craswell loves this suede and leather dress designed by Akira Isogawa.
I love this Akira suede and leather dress because it is a hand-crafted yet wearable piece of fashion in stunning red. The object makes me feel proud that we have Australian fashion designers like Akira representing us on the world stage.
The object is significant because as well as being a beautiful Akira dress it is from the personal wardrobe of production designer, film producer and costume designer Catherine Martin. The object makes me think of Akira himself – a humble, intelligent and kind person.
If I had an Akira dress I’d feel a million dollars wearing it!