Driven by the philosophy that fashion is a posture, a performance, and a living act, AKIKOAOKI seeks to create a novel and nostalgic world of fashion by drawing out the fantasy that hides beneath the surface of everyday life.
Through a deconstruction and reassembly of the essence of womenswear, AKIKOAOKI offers a vision that is not only classic and delicate, but also unique, subversive and individual.


青木 明子 / Akiko Aoki


女子美術大学ファッション造形学科卒業後、ロンドンのCentral Saint Martins にてファッションを学ぶ。

帰国後コレクションブランドでアシスタントを経て、2014年よりウィメンズウェアブランドAKIKOAOKIをスタート。2015S/Sシーズンより、Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYOにてコレクションを発表。

・公益法人 日本服飾文化振興財団 【JFLF AWARD 2014】 受賞

・ルイヴィトングループ主催【LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize 2018】ショートリストノミネート

・毎日新聞主催【第36回 毎日ファッション大賞 新人賞・資生堂奨励賞】 受賞

・VOGUE JAPAN主催【Vogue JAPAN Rising Star of the year 2018】 受賞

・【Fashion Asia Hong Kong 2018】 受賞

・日本貿易振興機構(ジェトロ)主催のプログラムに選出、パリのTomorrow Showroomに参加


Brand Profile :

AKIKOAOKI is a Tokyo-based womenswear label by designer Akiko Aoki.

After graduating from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, Akiko continued her studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Following this, Akiko returned to Tokyo and worked as a design assistant before launching her own label during Tokyo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015.

Shortlisted as one of the semifinalists in the 2018 edition of the LVMH Young Fashion Designers Prize, held an exhibition in Paris shortly after.

In the same year, Akikoaoki won the Mainichi Fashion Grand Prix Shiseido Sponsorship Award for Best New Designer.

In the same month, she received the “Rising Star of the Year” award presented by VOGUE JAPAN to support the new generation of women active in the fashion scene in Japan and abroad.

Selected as a winner of Fashion Asia Hong Kong 2018. Presented at the Hong Kong Design Center.

In 2019, AKIKOAOKI was selected for a program sponsored by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to exhibit at the Tomorrow Showroom in Paris.

In 2022, selected as a winner of TOKYO FASHION AWARD.