Ken Okada

23 Oct 2015

The “Onirik Cocoon” exhibition celebrates the 15th anniversary of Ken Okada’s brand, presenting the Japanese designer’s universe, designs, concept and vision in partnership with the Joyce Gallery.

Ken Okada graduated from the Bunka Fashion College of Tokyo which boasts other celebrated alumni such as Kenzo and Yohji Yamamato. In 2001 she inaugurated her first fashion house in Paris and in 2005, the first Ken Okada Paris boutique opened.

In 2009, Ken was invited to display her most iconic creations in the Galeries Lafayette in Paris in a project called ‘Story of Ken Okada Shirt’. This elegant and modern shirt became the brand’s hallmark. A year later, Ken designed the uniforms of the Galeries Lafayette’s restaurant staff and went on to create costumes for the dancers of the Opera National de Paris.

In 2011, Ken developed her boutique into a concept-store combining fashion and art: the theme behind this new project was “Onirik Cocoon”.

Her designs are displayed under vaporous white veils, which create a uniquely fascinating space. The following years were marked by a large number of prestigious projects and partnerships – Hotel Lutetia, Repetto, Hotel du Louvre, Toyota, Radio France, etc. – relayed by international French-speaking media. In 2014, she decided to go back to her roots and launch her first designs for men, with a capsule collection.

Ken Okada rhymes with innovation and originality, elegance and an eye for detail - the virtuosity of a Japanese “savoir-faire à la Française”.