Designers

Kota Okuda

Fascinated by our commodity culture and US currency in particular, Kota Okuda set out to deconstruct and redefine what is value and the meaning of creation, envisioning a “Duchampian” clash between high and low value. “Throughout the dismantling – literally exchanging – and factorizing process of design elements from coin, bank note, credit card, wallet, pouch, clip stuffs, I was enjoining the journey of creative transformation. My collection redefines the American currency by commodifying its value in an alchemistic system of dress.” With her background in jewellery design and crafty aestheticism Kota took a product design approach, mixing hard and soft materials – paper, metal, leather, acrylic – and playing with actual size versus the ‘life size’ dictated by the human body.

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda

Kota Okuda