Akira Metro + UV Chrysanthemum

Akira Isogawa is one of Australia’s most iconic designers. Born in Kyoto Japan, Akira moved to Australia in 1986 where he studied fashion design at the Sydney Institute of Technology, drawing inspiration from contemporary Japanese design.

Blunt™ has teamed up with this iconic designer to create two iconic umbrella designs. We bring you the BLUNT Metro + UV with Akira's Chrysanthemum design.

Limited Edition

Regular price $129.00 Sale

diameter

95 cm / 37 in

length

36.5 cm / 14 in

weight

350g / 0.77 lb

Akira’s work is heavily influenced by his Japanese heritage and the floral motif is widely used in traditional Japanese textiles and garments such as the Kimono. The Chrysanthemum flower is a traditional Japanese symbol that represents longevity and rejuvenation.

Akira Artist Signature

Since 1998, Akira has shown his collections in Paris, where he presents Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections to international buyers each year. He has achieved international recognition for his exquisite contemporary designs, which are sought after in every major fashion capital throughout the world.

BLUNT Metro

Designed for busy people and busy places, the Blunt™ Metro is compact and strong. Sized to give you good coverage while not taking up too much street space, the Metro's auto-open canopy easily collapses and slides neatly into the carry sleeve.

Blunt Umbrella Metro Compact Akira Limited Edition
Blunt Umbrella Metro Compact Akira Limited Edition

Akira

Since being named Designer of the Year and Womenswear Designer of the Year at the Australian Fashion Industry Awards in 1999 Akira has received a string of awards.

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Wired

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