DESIGNER NAME: Maiko Takeda
BACKGROUND: Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Maiko recently completed an MA in Millinery at the Royal College of Art in London. Prior to this she had studied Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins and worked at Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Issey Miyake and Erickson Beamon.
SIGNATURES: "Ethereal adornment to the body."
THE COLLECTION: "Starting from the simple question of what it would feel like to wear a cloud, my aim was to create a collection that blurs the boundaries of surrounding space for the wearer. The aesthetic of the collection is inspired by the Robert Wilson’s 1976 production of Philip Glass’ opera “Einstein on the Beach”, which I saw during its reproduction last year."
WHO EMBODIES THE SPIRIT OF YOUR BRAND? "My muses for this collection were Tilda Swinton and Bjork."